College & Workforce Readiness Opinion

Failing Journalism 101

By Richard Whitmire — April 07, 2010 1 min read
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Here’s a reporter from the Elon University student newspaper ‘examining’ the boy troubles and finding them exaggerated. Not once, however, does the reporter look at her own university.

Several years ago Elon university officials took at look at their expanding gender gap on campus and miraculously found a way to start re-balancing its student body. Favoring males in admissions (and thereby discriminating against females) is now under investigation by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. (I was considering profiling Elon in my book.)

If there are no boy problems, then why does Elon have to dig deeper into its stack of male applicants?

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