"Furthermore, I commend President Gann for the strong leadership she has shown. All members of the Claremont Colleges should be proud that she responded quickly to assert the rights of students. David Daleiden, like many others, is grateful to Dean Huang (CMC Dean of Students) “for his office’s timely action to correct the injustice.” Lastly, I thank and congratulate Charles Johnson CMC’11, Ilan Wurman CMC’10, and the other contributors to the blog Claremont Conservative. They worked hard, along with other students, alums, professors, and administrators, to ensure that David Daleiden and Kyle Kinneberg would be cleared of the false accusations made against them. "
Friday, March 13, 2009
Peter Nardi is the acting president of Pitzer College right now while President Laura-Skandera Trombley is taking a leave of absence during which she plans to learn how to drive a race car. Dude. You can't make this stuff up.
Peter Nardi, a professor at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., who studies male friendships, says previous generations' gender work divide may have bred men to be emotionally reserved with each other.
"What happened was that men found themselves in work situations where they had to be more instrumental, and women found themselves in situations where they were more expressive, such as nursing and teaching. So for men, their relationships follow a more instrumental, activity-oriented interaction, whereas women's interaction is much more emotionally expressive."
Dr. Nardi says, though, that since he edited a book called Men's Friendships 17 years ago, things have changed. "I think it's the result of the baby boomer generation breaking down gender differences in the sixties."
Forgive me for being politically incorrect, but might it be possible that the reason men follow a more "instrument, activity-oriented interaction" or that women like nursing and teaching because they are hard-wired for it?
It seems to me more than a bit narcisstic for the "boomer generation" to pat itself on the back for nearly every social change.