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   April 2014
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THE STUDENT BODY

Scrutiny for Affirmative Action -- During oral arguments before Supreme Court, University of Texas faces skepticism from justices whose votes it needs to preserve consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

'Holistic' Controversy -- Report charging that UCLA considers race in admissions infuriates minority student groups, and illustrates how affirmative action debates can divide a campus, even one required to be race-neutral.

A New Affirmative Action -- A new report argues that class-based college admissions policies would be an effective replacement for race-based affirmative action.

Diversity or Discretion -- Richard D. Kahlenberg questions the rationale for the University of Texas' defense of affirmative action.

Defining Desegregation -- In lawsuit drawing to a close after six years, supporters of Maryland's historically black colleges raise anew question of state obligations to students and to institutions.

'I'm Not Racist, But' -- Recent incidents bring to light the problem of discrimination against international students.

Think Outside 'The Box' -- Students and counselors perceive a bias against Asian Americans in elite university admissions and say reticent college officials aren’t helping the situation.

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

'Occupying the Academy' -- Editors discuss new book on diversity work within higher education.

Beyond Sports -- Spelman is eliminating intercollegiate athletics and withdrawing from NCAA competition, instead focusing on a campuswide wellness initiative that emphasizes fitness for everyone.

Mistrial in Political Bias Case -- Jurors deadlock on one charge and reject another in lawsuit by conservative woman who was passed over for law faculty job at University of Iowa.

Moving Further to the Left -- Survey finds notable increase in proportion of professors who identify as "far left" or liberal, and declines for all other groups.

(Mis)judging Female Scientists -- Prominent researcher’s Facebook post calling women at a neuroscience conference “unattractive,” and lamenting lack of "super model types," sets off debate about sexism in science.

How Inclusive is Diversity? -- Gallaudet's decision to suspend and to rehire its chief diversity officer over her stance against gay marriage raises issues about administrators' rights and responsibilities.

'Academic Motherhood' -- Authors discuss new book about how women in academe balance their work and family responsibilities.

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