Stung by the observation that their student bodies were rather homogenous, the elite establishments of higher education embraced an agenda of conscious diversity and preferentially admitted applicants from marginal states.
That’s how people like Cruz and Hawley and Kavannaugh got admitted to institutions like Stanford, Harvard and Yale. Their talents? Verbal proclivity and super memorization skills. These are talents that have always served males well. He who makes much noise excells.