EDITORIAL: Cornell Engineering: To Parity and Beyond

We must commend the College of Engineering for achieving gender parity in its enrollment. The engineering college is the last of Cornell’s constituent parts to reach parity, and in doing so, it positions itself as a national leader among institutions of higher education. We hope that our peer colleges take note of the decades-long concerted effort undertaken by Cornell to achieve this milestone; parity neither happened overnight nor on its own. Because things need to change. Somehow, in the year of our lord 2018, women only make up 22.9 percent of engineering students nationwide.