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THE STUDENT BODY

Higher Education: Engine of Inequity -- Black and Latino young people are greatly underrepresented at selective colleges and overrepresented at open-access institutions -- and the trends are worsening.

Exacerbating Inequality -- Citing declining enrollment and bachelor's degree attainment for low-income minority students, report warns that proposals to reform federal student aid could harm access and outcomes for neediest students.

A Statement for Diversity -- In wake of Supreme Court ruling, 37 college groups issue declaration on educational value of having a diverse student body.

Pro-English or Anti-Immigrant -- Student sues Pima Community College, claiming she was suspended for objecting to students using Spanish instead of English in class.

Racial Tension -- A new study documents the internal struggles of African-American students who attend predominantly white universities.

Greeks as Role Models -- Study finds link between macho attitudes and sexual aggression by students -- but only for non-fraternity members.

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

Departments Without Women -- If all the physics professors at a college are men, is that a sign of bias? Not according to analysis by the American Institute of Physics.

Canned for Speaking Out -- Jared Lisonbee lost faculty job soon after questioning naming of new program at Weber State after Mormon leader who has expressed anti-gay views. Many wonder about a connection.

The Gender Lens -- Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.

That Wasn't Research -- Review board at University of New Mexico finds no evidence to back tenured professor's claim that his fat-shaming tweet was research.

Fewer Female CIOs -- Survey finds shrinkage in already-small pool in information technology in higher ed.

Shift in Fight on Partner Benefits -- Federal judge's ruling involving community college professor suggests new legal strategy for same-sex couples who work in public higher ed in states that ban gay marriage.

Affirmative Action Jumps the Shark -- The law and the logic on which colleges have relied are both becoming harder to defend, writes Stephen T. Asma.

Class and Race -- Whatever one thinks of current forms of affirmative action, it's time to focus more on economics, writes Matthew Gaertner.

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