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THE STUDENT BODY

Better Data, Better Rates -- New study suggests that if colleges understand the demographics of their students, more might graduate.  

Ending Aid for the 'Average'  -- LSU ends a major scholarship program for alumni children -- deciding it can no longer afford to favor a group based on birth instead of need or ability.
 
Operation Graduation -- Student veterans, when given support services at their colleges, earn better grades and show higher retention than their peers, a study finds.
 
Educated Illegal Immigrants Bring Fiscal Gain -- The small subsidies that Texas and other states give to undocumented students to attend public colleges more than pay off for the public, writes Ronald Trowbridge.
 
Veterans Day 2011 -- Wick Sloane expands his annual survey of the enrollment of ex-military service members at elite colleges. A few pleasant surprises aside, the numbers aren't pretty.
 
How to Reform Testing -- Robert J. Sternberg considers why efforts to improve admissions tests stall or result in only cosmetic changes, and suggests strategies to promote meaningful changes.
FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

Another Koch Grant Questioned -- Whitman professors find it inappropriate that the foundation, following a grant for a lecture, requested students' e-mail addresses.

Smart Management -- Dominican faculty leaders praise a decentralized approach to administration.

Foreign-Born, and Productive  -- Does job satisfaction play a role in productivity of faculty members? Not if those faculty members are foreign-born with undergraduate degrees from abroad, a study says.
 
Reinventing the Wheel -- As political scientists debate whether their field knows how to diversify and to study those lacking power, Wheelock tries a different approach to the discipline.
 
A Challenge to Enrollment Managers -- Admissions group invites a critic to address its members, who get an earful about policies that disadvantage low-income students. But campus leaders earn more blame.
 
Open Letter to Anonymous -- Four women involved in providing services for women on campuses respond to a recent essay criticizing the Education Department's guidance on responding to reports of sexual assaults.
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