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July 23, 2006

Two weeks ago, the NY Times reported that women are “leaving men in the dust” in colleges and universities nation-wide, with women now 58% of all undergraduates.

(as a point of information, American University had a freshman class last year that was 64% female)

Today, the Washington Post reports that women are also taking over TV news:

The number of female anchors reached a record high last year, accounting for 57 percent of the positions in a nationwide survey conducted by the Radio and Television News Directors Association. Just as impressive are the gains in the rest of the newsroom. Women account for more than half of TV reporters (58 percent) and such middle managers as executive producers (55 percent), news producers (66 percent) and news writers (56 percent).

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Dr. Peter Howard focuses on US foreign policy and international security. He studies how the implementation of foreign policy programs produces rule-based regional security regimes, conducting research in Estonia on NATO Expansion and US Military Exchange programs and South Korea on nuclear negotiations with North Korea.