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THE STUDENT BODY

Affirmative on Affirmative Action -- With key Supreme Court case in the offing, social scientists defend college admissions policies that consider race.

Research War on Affirmative Action -- New studies question assumptions of those who defend the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

SAT Scores Drop Again -- Large gaps remain in averages of different racial and ethnic groups.

Renewed Debate on SAT and Wealth -- New study says test has equal predictive value for those with high and low socioeconomic status, a potentially significant finding. But critics question the analysis.

Smoking Gun on Sexism? -- New study offers evidence that scientists -- men and women alike -- assume female students are less competent and less worthy of pay and mentoring than male students.

Elitism, Equality and MOOCs -- Euphoria about massive online courses aside, they aren't the answer to improving access to higher education for low-income students, writes Ryan Craig.
 
Visionary Idea -- Up to 15 percent of students at Paul Quinn College needed eye glasses but couldn't afford them. Thanks to a blend of conviction, fund-raising and serendipity, now they can.
FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

Got Milk? -- An American U. professor set off a debate over breast-feeding in class. Not everyone agrees on that issue, but most experts say colleges should make it easy for breast-feeding employees to pump. Are institutions doing their part? (See earlier stories here and here.)

Getting Them to Give -- Administrators from historically black colleges and universities discuss ways to increase alumni giving participation.

Critical Mass -- About 10 percent of black computer science professors and Ph.D. students nationwide are at Clemson, thanks in large part to the work of one professor.

Colorado State Rewrites Job Ad That Angered Many -- English department originally restricted search to those who earned Ph.D.s in 2010 or later -- a limit that many said discriminated against adjuncts and older scholars. (See original story here.)

Anti-Gay Bias or Academic Freedom? -- Is it legitimate for a college course to describe homosexuality as deviance along the lines of drug use or prostitution?

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