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THE STUDENT BODY

Republicans Push Pell Changes -- House Republicans proposed budget for 2012 preserves maximum Pell Grant but changes program’s eligibility criteria, makes deep cuts to colleges that serve minorities, and blocks enforcement of some of the Education Department’s controversial program integrity rules. (see story)

Sweet (or Bitter) Taste of Controversy -- Bake sale at Berkeley -- with race-based prices -- attracts attention, but most of it has been about the political theater, not the affirmative action bill that was the target of the event. (see story)

A Multi-Part Question -- Wording in the Common Application regarding ethnicity is causing headaches for students and institutions trying to gauge diversity. (see story)

Inclusive Athletics -- The NCAA clarifies its policies on when transgender athletes can play on the teams they identify with. (see story)

New Round on Affirmative Action -- Appeals court vacates decision that invalidated 2006 vote in Michigan. Full court will reconsider challenge to ban on consideration of race in admissions. (see story)

An 'Instructor Like Me' -- Minority students at community colleges are more likely to succeed when they have minority instructors, study finds. For white students, performance drops. (see story)

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

A Tale of Two Colleges -- Missouri State U. and Westminster College have taken different routes to increasing their international enrollments. (see story)

Family-Friendly Science -- The National Science Foundation announced a series of new policies designed to make the agency's grant-making policies reflect support for those trying to balance parenthood with research careers. (see story)

'Imagine HBCUs Differently' -- New president at historically black Alcorn State sees change on the horizon and is laying an ambitious path to get there. (see story)

Confessions of a Community College Dean's Ask the Administrator column asks "How to Ensure a Diverse Candidate Pool?" Dean Dad says "This is a HUGE issue for those of us in less glamorous parts of the country. It’s also politically radioactive when you get to the details." He also offers some good advice. (see blog post)

Diversity and Rankings -- Catherine Hill, president of Vassar College, suggests that U.S. News & World Report factor the socioeconomic diversity of a college's student body into the rankings formula. (see essay)

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