In the Company of Men

An all-male college, once embattled, now finds that its gender is hip

Forgive my alma mater if the best it can do for a homecoming queen is a student in drag. Wabash, a small, liberal-arts college in Crawfordsville, Ind., is all male--one of only three such schools in the U.S. The student newspaper is called the Bachelor, and freshmen still shout the school song from the chapel steps each fall with more ferocity and face paint than the Scots wore in Braveheart.

But the testosterone level turns from the 1290s to the 1990s when I sit down with students from the Men and Masculinity course. Its wide-open discussions, on books and films...

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