Thursday, March 17, 2011

Civil-Rights Panel Suspends Inquiry Into Gender Bias in Admissions

The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Ticker

March 16, 2011, 11:51 am
The U.S. Civil Rights Commission has suspended its investigation into alleged gender discrimination in admissions at several liberal-arts colleges after Dina Titus, a recent Democratic appointee to the panel, proposed ending the effort. The inquiry aimed to discover if colleges were violating Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by favoring men in the admissions process, now that many colleges receive more applications from women, but the effort was stymied by the refusal of several colleges to hand over admissions data.

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