Massacre at the Gender Gap

By:   Suzanne Field When the term “gender gap” was coined several decades ago it sounded like something from a playful satirical movie set in the Old West. “Gender gap” gained prominence in the language of politics when Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, with 55 percent of male voters and just 47 percent of…

Higher Education, Beyond Parody

By:     Suzanne Fields The University of Chicago is an intellectually elite school that can make fun of its seriousness. The slogans on undergraduate T-shirts immortalize it as “The level of hell Dante forgot” or the school “Where fun comes to die.” They’re only half-joking. Chicago students take pride in being self-motivators with intellectual curiosity, eager…