G ender issues have fascinated an confounded people for ages. That certainly holds true in academe these days. In this special report devoted to gender, we look beyond the data. Not long ago, women were the focus of most gender discussions in academe. But now it's more complicated, with each sex drawing attention for different reasons. It's well known, for example, that female undergraduates outnumber their male counterparts. But why do they behave so differently, and what can colleges learn about their diverse ways in which men and women engage on campus? In this special report, learn how what attracts men to certain fields, read about the so-called school-to-prison pipeline, and other issues related to gender in academe.
A criminal conviction can create barriers to attending college, among other experiences. Young black men pay a disproportionate price for that reality.
A pioneering black female faculty member at the University of Iowa's law school reflects on what it took for her to serve long enough to see a painting of herself unveiled.