Share Of University Degrees Going To Women

This week we take a look at the share of university degrees going to women. Our data begins in the 1869-1870 school year when 1378 women got a Bachelor's degree ,   and none got either a  Master's or a  Doctor's degree.  Things may look a bit bleak, but it must be taken into account that the numbers for men were 7,993, zero, and 1 respectively. While the numbers for women were low at the time, they began to steadily increase over the years and for the 1939-1940 school year, 76,954 got a Bachelor's, 10,223 got a Master's and 429 got a Doctor's degree. Unfortunately, there is no data available for the years the United States participated in World War II . However, we can compare the number of degrees awarded in 1940 and 1950 to see the difference in both the numbers and the genders of the recipients. In 1940, a total of 186,500 bachelor's degrees were given, with 109,546 going to men and 76,954 going to women.  In 1950, the number of bachelor'

Sequels Years Apart

This week we take a look at the films with the longest time gaps between original and sequel. While it is not uncommon for studios to release sequels to successful films within a few years of the original, there are some cases where the gap between the original film and its sequel is much longer. Top Gun represents one of the longest time gaps between a film and its sequel with the same lead actor(s), which was released 36 years after the original in 1986. Despite the long wait, the sequel, titled Top Gun: Maverick, managed to bring back many of the original cast members including Tom Cruise as the lead character, Maverick. The sequel was originally slated for release in 2019, but was delayed by two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This delay brought Top Gun to the top of this list. The second longest time gap between an original firm and its sequel is Blade Runner. The original film released in 1982, and saw a sequel released 35 years later in 2017. Blade Runner 2049 featured