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July 6, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 15

Analyzing imbalances

In response to: President's Page

Published on July 6, 2011

What delicious ironies in President Tilghman’s page in the April 6 issue:

• Men are underrepresented in leadership positions in arts organizations and community-service groups.

• Women are underrepresented in leadership positions in student government and eating clubs.

• Men’s overall academic achievement is not as great as women’s.

• Women’s academic achievement in terms of reaching the highest 5 percent is not as great as men’s.

• The president of Princeton decided to do something about this.

• That president and the former president of both Duke and Wellesley formed an 18-member committee to study and make recommendations ­concerning just the second and fourth imbalances, which they did, giving new guidance to freshpersons, upperclasspersons, and faculty.

• Those two presidents are women.

Keep smiling!

Ted Taubeneck ’48
Tucson, Ariz.

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