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A cultural change tears a Georgia Baptist college apart

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After exodus of faculty members and deans who couldn't meet newly imposed religious standards, some wonder if a Baptist college in Georgia is forever changed.

Racism defines post-election student protests at Mississippi, Hampden-Sydney

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Amid the 50th anniversary celebration of racial integration on campus, a post-election student protest at Mississippi is marred by racism. It isn't the only one.

Spelman eliminates athletics in favor of campus-wide wellness initiative

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Spelman is eliminating intercollegiate athletics and withdrawing from NCAA competition, instead focusing on a campus-wide wellness initiative that emphasizes fitness for everyone.

Debate over admissions and race at UCLA

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Report charging that UCLA considers race in admissions infuriates minority student groups, and illustrates how affirmative action debates can divide a campus, even one required to be race-neutral.

Tensions simmer between American and international students

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Recent incidents bring to light the problem of discrimination against international students.

Stanford professor goes public on attacks over her math education research

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Stanford professor goes public on attacks she has received over her work on mathematics education, and raises the question of the difference between "responsible disagreement and academic bullying."

Tough questions from justices as Supreme Court considers affirmative action

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During oral arguments before Supreme Court, University of Texas faces skepticism from justices whose votes it needs to preserve consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

Authors discuss new book on academic motherhood

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Authors discuss new book about how women in academe balance their work and family responsibilities.

 

Many universities still have ad-hoc policies about lactation resources

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An American U. professor set off a debate over breast-feeding in class. Not everyone agrees on that issue, but most experts say colleges should make it easy for breast-feeding employees to pump. Are institutions doing their part?

New research questions assumptions of defenders of affirmative action

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New studies question assumptions of those who defend the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

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