Notes in the Margins: Roe v. Wade, football and gender

In a first, women surpass men in advanced degrees For the first time, American women have passed men in gaining advanced college degrees as well as bachelor’s degrees, part of a trend that is helping redefine who goes off to work and who stays home with the kids. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)

College Teams, Relying on Deception, Undermine Gender Equity Ever since Congress passed the federal gender-equity law known as Title IX, universities have opened their gyms and athletic fields to millions of women who previously did not have chances to play. But as women have surged into a majority on campus in recent years, many institutions have resorted to subterfuge to make it look as if they are offering more spots to women. (The New York Times)

Columnist: Football move is a bad call Once you jump into the cesspool of big-time college football, you have committed to spending that knows no ceiling. (The Boston Globe)

Community college rankings inadequate, critics say As Aspen Institute College Excellence Program officials say they are simply trying to spotlight institutions that are successful in helping students earn college credentials, to try to help others learn from their methods, critics argue that the selection process unfairly attempts to rank and compare community colleges using data systems that are inadequate to the task. (USA Today)

Roe v. Wade attorney-prof loses job to cuts The lawyer who successfully argued Roe v. Wade and went on to become a professor at the University of Texas has been laid off from the school. (The Daily Texan)