Art: Male & Females

For a man, life in a girls' school, Classics Professor Theodore Erck decided, is a lonely sort of existence. As one of 49 male teachers at Vassar College (enrollment: 1,370) in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., he had long felt a bit like the "sad and forlorn little fellow in the advertisement who is surrounded by hundreds of people, all reading the Bulletin except himself." Finally, in the current issue of the Vassar Alumnae Magazine, 42-year-old Professor Erck told more.

Coping with female students, he reported, could be literally overwhelming. "When [a professor] meets them coming down the sidewalk toward him three abreast, they refuse...

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