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Sunday, September 26, 2010

College dropouts increase

The Boston Globe reports on federal policies that are driving boys out of colleges:
There now are more collegiate rifle teams for women than there are for men. More schools offer women’s equestrian teams than men’s water polo teams. Quinnipiac has seven sports for men and 14 for women. UCLA has a swimming team for women but not for men.

Such is the college sports landscape as athletic departments try to comply with federal Title IX regulations while cutting budgets in daunting economic times.

To achieve gender equity amid enrollment shifts and reduced revenue, colleges have been chopping men’s sports, with at least half a dozen on the endangered list and a couple facing extinction.

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