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THE STUDENT BODY

Who Benefits From Online Ed? -- Black, male and academically underprepared students fare worse in online than in face-to-face courses, while outcomes for adults actually gain on traditional-age students in online settings, study suggests.

AP Gains -- The College Board data show increases for 2012 in student participation, mean scores and outreach to minority/low-income students.

Documenting the Undocumented -- A study of immigrant students at Jesuit colleges argues institutions could do more to help students without legal status.

'The Rise of Women' -- New research explains why women are outpacing men in school, and what institutions can do about it.

Students attend a career fair at Barnard College (credit: Getty Images).

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

Affirmative Action, Innovation and the Financial Future: A Survey of Presidents -- Campus chiefs express strong (but far from unanimous) support for use of race in admissions, skepticism about the potential contributions of MOOCs, and no confidence at all in government leaders.

Scholarship and Gay Marriage -- Three major disciplinary associations, citing research, file briefs with U.S. Supreme Court opposing measures that bar gay marriage. Individual scholars weigh in on each side of the debate.

Compromised Position -- Emory president praises Constitution's three-fifths compromise as model for dealing with disagreements today. Facing outrage, he apologizes for "clumsiness and insensitivity."

Discretionary Discipline -- Two Texas sports officials -- a black female track coach and a white male football coach -- had affairs with students, but only one was fired. Critics say double standards are at work.

Tackling Gender Disparity -- With only 9 women among 44 editors, the Harvard Law Review expands its affirmative action policy to include gender.

Race or Productivity? -- Study challenges earlier research that found black applicants less likely than comparable white applicants to receive NIH grants.

The Aging of Economics -- Younger scholars no longer dominate in top journals, study finds. While women have made gains in their share of articles, their proportion far lags their representation in the discipline.

'Deaf President Now,' 25 Years Later -- Three deaf leaders of Gallaudet gather to discuss the legacy of the movement that led to their appointments.

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