neglected males in college

The Young American Male: A Shameful Chronology of Neglect

A Colleague Learns a Decades-Long Truth: Academics Barely Care about Young Men I was saddened but not surprised to read of my esteemed colleague Glenn Geher’s recent experience at our college (where I am an emeritus). At a meeting of administrators to discuss a panel of “highly successful female alumni,” where faculty were urged to encourage their...Continue reading

The end of men in math and science? Could be coming to a college near you.

The Obama Administration just announced their intention to take steps to increase the number of women in college science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors. As the dad of three very smart daughter, I’m all for that. Their stated goal is to expand the use of Title IX, the 1972 law that was designed to...Continue reading

The Questions We Don’t Ask

Socioeconomic status, discrimination, housing, physical environment, food security, child development, culture, social support, health care services, transportation, working conditions, age, gender and race.  What do they have in common?  The factors listed above are believed to contribute, in one way or another, to our overall health status.  In essence, the aforementioned factors, collectively called the...Continue reading

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