Panel ends college gender bias probe

A year-long investigation into possible gender discrimination in college admissions has been suspended due in part to issues with the quality of data collected and concerns about whether that data was representative of national admissions trends.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ probe began two years ago based on news accounts and anecdotal evidence that colleges were discriminating against women to promote a better gender mix but was hampered in its efforts because it could only collect data from within 100 miles of the District.

To read more about the commission’s decision, go to WAMU.

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