WAMU 88.5 : News

Commission Ends College Gender-Discrimination Investigation

Play associated audio

The commission sought admission data from colleges in the Washington metro area.

The commission's probe began two years ago based on news accounts and anecdotal evidence that colleges were discriminating against women to promote a better gender mix.

But the commission voted to suspend the probe over the quality and quantity of the data subpoenaed from nineteen colleges. Minutes from the commission's March 11 meeting indicate members also disagreed about the data's implications for the nation as a whole.

The commission ran in to another roadblock in that it could could only subpoena data from colleges within 100 miles of the District. Data was sought from institutions in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware and West Virginia.

Women outnumber men nearly 60 to 40 percent in higher education nationally.

WAMU 88.5

A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

WAMU 88.5

New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.

WAMU 88.5

What Washington Really Thinks of the Rest of America

Kojo explores the surprising findings of a Johns Hopkins survey on what D.C.'s federal workers and unelected policy makers really think of the American public.


Social Media Company Twitter Struggles Financially

Steve Inskeep talks to Emily Bell, director for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School, about the challenges Twitter faces.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.