North Idaho College President Michael Burke has been making the rounds of legislative committees, giving his budget pitch to JFAC this morning and briefing the House and Senate education committees yesterday. At the Senate Ed Committee, he revealed that NIC’s enrollment is now 63 percent female, and the number has been rising every year.
“If you follow that trend line, in about the year 2030 we will enroll the last male student at North Idaho College,” Burke said to laughter.
Sen. Mike Burkett, D-Boise, said, “I now think I understand why so many boys from this community are going up to the place with the beach and the gender imbalance.”
Added Sen. Bert Marley, D-McCammon, “I couldn’t help but think about the song ‘Surf City’ – the beach and two girls for every guy…”
Or, as the classic Jan & Dean beach song has it,
“We’re goin’ to Surf City, ‘cause it’s two to one,
You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
Two girls for every boy!”