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   July 2014
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THE STUDENT BODY

DREAMing at Catholic Colleges -- With no legislation on the horizon to clear a path for students in the U.S. illegally, Catholic colleges quietly step up efforts to support the undocumented.

Anti-Gay Student's Suit Revived -- U.S. appeals court orders trial in case that pits religious rights against discipline's standards. Ruling concerns advocates for student press by citing controversial Supreme Court decision.

Live and Let Live (and Study) -- Liberal and conservative alike, this year's college freshmen are more tolerant than their predecessors. They're also more academically focused, struggling with finances and worried about job prospects.

East Asian Advantage -- Students whose families came to the U.S. from China, Japan or Korea are more likely than others to take SAT courses -- and to benefit from them with higher scores, study finds.

No Identity Crisis -- At Elmhurst College, most applicants are answering an optional question about sexual orientation.

More Veterans at Elite Colleges -- Many selective institutions say too few military vets are qualified to enroll. Wick Sloane issues them a challenge: Run free summer sessions to help build the pool.

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

Beyond Tolerance -- Many faculty and staff are clearly interested in promoting religious pluralism. The question is, how? Some colleges are trying to figure it out.

Race Matters -- The Department of Education admits failing to include black students in its calculation of loan repayment rates in run-up to gainful employment. The mistake will fuel for-profit claims of unfair treatment by feds.

Eastern Promises -- Why are so many deans of the top U.S. business schools of Indian descent? The answers might lie in the changing world order.

What Should I Do About Jacob? -- An anonymous faculty member discusses the questions raised by a recent experience teaching a student with intellectual disabilities. 

Building the Pool -- Efforts to diversify faculties will work only if diverse candidates are under consideration, write Armando Bengochea and Roger Brooks. They offer ideas on how to make that likely.

Gender: M/F/It's Complicated -- "The Lives of Transgender People" presents the findings from a 3500-person survey. Scott McLemee takes a walk on the wild side.

Judging Patron Saints -- When a key figure in a university's history has a contested history, how should the institution respond? asks Kenneth P. Ruscio.

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