NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008
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(Washington: Savannah Guthrie) The gender gap in college admissions examined; statistics on women in college cited; details given of the policy of some colleges to admit less qualified male applicants to keep a gender balance. [High school senior Courtney DUFFY- comments on her goal of going to college.] [Education consultant Bari NORMAN- says it’s rewarding boys for underperformance.] [“US News and World Report” Alex KINGSBURY- notes boys have a greater chance of getting into these schools.] [Clark University OFFICIAL – agrees girls’ applications are better.] [Dickinson College Robert MASSA- says a campus with a gender imbalance is less appealing.]
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