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    Filed at 8:55 am under by dcobranchi

    I attended the other evening an induction ceremony for Phi Theta Kappa honor society. It’s basically the junior college equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa. The main academic requirement for membership is carrying a 3.50 GPA, so these students are all doing very well. Interestingly (and disconcertingly) of the 100 or so inductees, about 80 of them were female. That’s not anywhere close to the demographics for the school overall. There’s no doubt that the girls are crushing the boys in terms of grades. I’m not sure what to make of it, but it can’t be a good thing.

    The other thing I noticed is that I live in a depressingly lily white region. There was one minority student inducted (an Indian based on appearance and last name). No Asians. No African-Americans. 99 and 44/100% white like Ivory Soap. It made we wonder about the diversity of the faculty. I think I might do some digging.

    2 Responses to “WHERE ARE THE BOYS?”

    Comment by
    March 10th, 2012
    at 10:54 am

    That 80/20 ratio should be motivation for a few boys to try harder.

    Comment by
    March 10th, 2012
    at 12:24 pm

    LOL. I didn’t think of it that way. But you’re right. More than a few cute (and smart) girls among those 80. The club mtgs would be fun.

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