Men are from Mars and women are a little more down to earth, apparently. Male college students are more likely to think of themselves as smarter than they actually are, while women are more realistic at judging their place in the academic universe, according to new research from Arizona State University. A man with an average GPA was likely to say that they were smarter than 66 percent of their class. For a woman with an average GPA, this figure was only 54 percent. Men were also more than three times more likely than women to say they were smarter than the classmate they worked with most closely. The study, published in the journal Advances in Physiology Education, looked at data collected from students enrolled in a college physiology class. Katelyn Cooper, one of the researchers behind the study, was inspired to investigate the phenomenon after working with students as an academic adviser.
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Morehouse College, an all-male, historically black school in Atlanta, said it would open its enrollment to transgender men, a shift that comes as protections for those in the transgender community are under fire. David A. Morehouse is not the first all-male institution in the country to change its policy to allow transgender men. In , St. The new policy at Morehouse, which has 2, students , comes as the transgender community faces a breakdown of protections under federal civil rights law. The Obama administration helped to broaden these protections through a series of decisions that loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs. The Trump administration, however, is trying to define gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth. This definition would affect 1. Morehouse announced its new policy a day after the United States military implemented its policy for transgender troops , which allows transgender people to enlist but only if they present as the gender they were assigned at birth.
Some applicants want to know how good the campus Wi-Fi system is, whether the fitness center offers spin classes or even if the cafeteria has an organic salad bar. Let me suggest that college-bound high schoolers add one more item to their collegiate checklist: the gender ratio. If applicants and their parents want to know whether the dating scene at a particular college is geared more towards wild hookups or traditional relationships, the best barometer will always be the ratio of women to men on campus. How do I know this? But when women are in oversupply—as they are today at most U. With girls continuing to outpace boys in school and young women continuing to attend college in ever-greater numbers, the U.
Dani Matias. Women are on track to make up a majority of the college-educated labor force this year, marking a historic turning point in gender parity. While women have made up a majority of college-educated adults for roughly four decades , that strength has not always been reflected in the work force, where men have traditionally dominated. Men still outnumber women as a percentage of U. This year's first-quarter findings reported Bureau of Labor Statistics. Women, ages 25 and older, now account for more than half of the college-educated workforce