Women on Top
As college opens this month, it might seem as if the men dropped out. A study by Northeastern University and the Boston Private Industry Council finds that women outnumber men on campus. One hundred thirty-three women will get a bachelor's degree for every 100 men. Eighty-three percent of female Massachusetts high school graduates go to college, but only 70 percent of males.
Â— Sarah Sennott
It's True: College pays
Meanwhile, those students' parents will be pleased to hear that for the fifth straight year, even as tuition soars, university administrators have helped themselves to raises almost double the inflation rate. Administrator pay grew 4.7 percent, the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources reports. Inflation was 2.6 percent. Local colleges declined to disclose their rate of increases in administrator pay.
Â— Sarah Ceglarski
Three Boston-area theater companies are on the move. The Huntington Theatre Company is building two theaters on Tremont Street and the American Repertory Theatre is shopping for a second stage. And Newton's New Repertory Theatre will relocate altogether to Watertown's newly renovated Arsenal on the Charles the season after next.
Â— Bill Beuttler
We Were Drunk
Turns out our favorite locally brewed beer (“Best of Boston®,” August) isn't anymore. Atlantic Coast Brewing, maker of Tremont, has contracted with a brewer in Utica, New York, to produce its beers, having outgrown its Charlestown location. The company has no plans to brew again in Boston.
Â— Walter Alarkon