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   July 2014
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THE STUDENT BODY

An Inflammatory Cartoon -- U. of Texas at Austin student paper faces viral backlash over cartoon on Trayvon Martin.

Dissertation Dispute, Federal Case -- U.S. appeals court says U. of Oregon may have retaliated against former doctoral student who alleged sex bias in her graduate program; ruling could reshape balance of power between professors and grad students.

No Diploma, No GED, No Aid -- High school dropouts used to be able to qualify for federal grants and loans based on a basic skills test. That ends in July, and community colleges are worried about what will happen to these students.

Beyond Awkward Silence -- The Clementi case shone a national spotlight on cyberbullying. But it also showed what can happen in the most extreme situations of poor communication between roommates.

Status Quo on Anti-Bias Rules -- U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal of Christian fraternity and sorority denied recognition by San Diego State University.

Atheist, on a Religious Campus -- Interfaith activists say some religious campuses are becoming more welcoming to atheist students, but there's still room for improvement.
 
Me or We -- Colleges focusing on independence might be inadvertently harming first-generation students who favor collaboration, a new study contends.
 
So My Students Can Eat -- Wick Sloane, tired of having his community college students cry from hunger in his office, proposes the 2012 Federal Study-Work Act.
 
Justice Kennedy's Do-Over -- Aaron N. Taylor writes that defenders of affirmative action may have a tougher time swaying the Supreme Court this year than they did in 2003.
FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

Off Track -- If a department encourages a junior professor to teach more than is the norm, and take on more advisees than normal, is it fair to deny her tenure because she hasn't published enough? And why do so many people know someone with this story?

Her Rightful Place -- Philosophers were upset when The New York Times did not publish an obituary of Ruth Barcan Marcus, a preeminent philosopher. Her colleagues organized -- and won the honor for her.

The (Aging) College President -- Study shows sharp upturn in proportion of campus leaders older than 61 and those coming from outside higher ed -- and continued dominance of white men.

Old Dog, New Tricks -- A senior professor gets help from a junior colleague in creating an electronic portfolio for her five-year post-tenure review. Karen Hoelscher and Paula Dagnon describe the process.

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