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Syracuse, after refusing to play the rankings game, may care again

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After years of decisions that increased diversity but didn't help it in the rankings, Syracuse University might start caring again.

3 white students at San Jose State charged with tormenting black roommate

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Authorities charge 3 white students with tormenting their black roommate for months, prompting significant campus anger. Incident comes amid tensions about race at several campuses.

Eastern Mennonite U. will review policy on hiring gay faculty

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Eastern Mennonite U. -- in a move that is highly unusual for members of a Christian college group -- will reconsider its ban on employing faculty members in same-sex relationships.

 

Michelle Obama speech signals new administration focus on boosting low-income college enrollment

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With Michelle Obama's speech on higher education -- and another meeting of university presidents at the White House -- the administration kicks off a new push to increase low-income students' access to college.

Student's video leads to discussion of race at UCLA

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A student's video prompts a different kind of discussion about race.

Brown U. president calls for broad review of a lecture that was shouted down

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President calls for review of incident where speaker was shouted down, and of campus climate for dissenting views. Is this university worse than others -- or has it just become a punching bag for the right?

Outrage among women in science over how colleague was treated and censored

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Many professors are outraged over an e-mail sent to an academic blogger and over the way Scientific American removed her post describing what happened.

New study explores qualities that help black and Latino males succeed in high school

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New study documents that there are groups of black and Latino males in urban high schools who are poised for college success, and who generally don't know their college options.

Segregated sororities not limited to Alabama, experts say

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Segregation in sororities is neither a surprise nor unique to Alabama, experts on the Greek system say.

Study links high school G.P.A. gender gap to collegiate aspirations

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Study links gender gap in high school grade-point average with students' intentions, as early as middle school, to go to college.

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