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   April 2014
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THE STUDENT BODY

Bachelor's for Autistic Students  -- Sage Colleges will offer a first-of-its kind, entirely online program. (see story)

They Ask. You Needn't Tell -- Elmhurst, in possible first, adds optional question on sexual orientation/identity to undergraduate application. (see story)

Breaking Bread -- Study finds interaction across races in the dining hall may be more important than what takes place in the classroom when students evaluate campus climate. (see story)

Who Applies (and Gets In) -- Black and Latino applicants with academic credentials equal to white applicants are more likely to apply to and enroll in selective colleges, study finds. (see story)

Modest Gains on ACT -- While overall score and percentage of students deemed "college ready" are up slightly, racial and ethnic gaps remain large. (see story)

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

Relationship Problems -- Years after colleges banned or discouraged professor-student romance, a murder in Idaho and other recent incidents show that these affairs continue. (see story)

Parity in STEM Faculty -- At community colleges, there is no gender gap among science and technology faculty. And study finds that women teaching in the sector are happy. (see story)

Faulty Forecast? -- New analysis of "climate" for women in graduate philosophy programs -- conducted without input of actual grad students -- has infuriated many. (see story)

Change for Chief Diversity Officers -- A new survey suggests that the position of chief diversity officer may soon see significant changes. (see story)

Closing the Gap -- Jane McAuliffe, president of Bryn Mawr College, writes that " women have come a long way over the last 40 years in terms of educational attainment. Achievement in the STEM fields is one area where we can still do better." (see essay)

NEW ON THE SITE -- Check out Inside Higher Ed's new Careers column, She's Got It. University of Venus blogger Mary Churchill conducts Q&A interviews with up-and-coming women in academe. Recent interviews include the president of Mount Holyoke College discussing her unique career path and the executive director of the MLA on mentors, career paths, learning from disappointments and the challenges facing higher education. Read the column here.

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