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Oct. 5 2002 1:20 AM

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The Fray dissects The American Conservative.

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Christine Stolba sounded an alarm about "quotas in every arena of higher education, including the classroom."

But again, there are quotas and there are quotas. Apparently statistical arguments about gender equity on campus are entirely palatable when the claim is that men and not women are at risk. Without a glimmer of worry about self-coronating as a quota queen, Stolba ominously remarked that "the underrepresented sex on campus will no longer be women, but men."


Here, in the Jurisprudence Fray, Stolba responds. Part of her answer:

[T]he remarks she cites from my testimony before the Commission were hardly "ominous," nor were they an effort to "self-coronate" as a "quota queen." In fact, my statement was meant to emphasize exactly what Ms. Sanders says we are all ignoring: the broad reach of Title IX into all areas of education, including athletics.

As to the underrepresentation of men on college campuses, Stolba writes,

[M]y point in raising this fact was not to argue that we should start using Title IX to grant men preferences in education. It was to demonstrate the danger of using rigid notions of statistical parity as the measure of equality in education for either sex. ...

Twilight time: In the Poems Fray, two events of note. First, Paul Breslin, author of "The City" has jumped into The Fray to respond to his critics (starting here). He hopes other poets will take advantage of the attentive audience. Second, responses to this week's poem "Still Life With Moving Figure" are running 9 to 2 in favor. Check out the shann's thread here and Kip Soteres' here. ...

Don't fence me in: Hugo Lindgren makes the counterintuitive argument that Jason Giambi is hurting the Yankees (his stats have fallen; he costs too much), and the Sports Nut Fray subjects him to his ritual pummeling (even before last night's 3-for-4, 3 RBI performance). While there are several statistically rich refutations (like Adam Masin's here), Deak Nabers offers this strategically savvy counter:

It wasn't the money that the Yankees pay Giambi which kept them from acquiring great mid-summer talent; it was the prospects (arguably their two best) they spent acquiring Jeff Weaver. ... 9:45 a.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002  

Good vibrations: In the wake of Sunday night's Sopranos (and our shrinks' rediagnoses), many viewers have announced that the show is in danger of losing them. BadaBing is to the point here: "Another show like the last one, and it will get a toe tag."

Judith Shulevitz and Buffalo Gal are fighting over Glen Gabbard's therapeutic style. Some clips:



Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again

The XX Factor

I’m 25. I Have $250.03.

My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

The XX Factor
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Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM The Global Millionaires Club Is Booming and Losing Its Exclusivity
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger's New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 1:47 PM The Best Way to Fry an Egg
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.