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THE STUDENT BODY

In Plain Sight -- New study documents that there are groups of black and Latino males in urban high schools who are poised for college success, and who generally don't know their college options.

Affirming Affirmative Action -- President Obama administration tells colleges they need not change policies in light of recent Supreme Court decision.

Cracking the Door Open? -- Following reports that U. of Alabama sororities won't admit black members, president of university imposes system that will expand opportunities to join chapters. Is this enough?

It's Not Just Alabama -- Segregation in sororities is neither a surprise nor unique to Alabama, experts on the Greek system say.

Broadening the Transgender Agenda -- While some still reject gender-neutral housing, other colleges are pushing transgender inclusion with new policies.

Gender Gap Traced Back -- Differences in the types of high schools boys and girls attend may contribute to the college gender gap, study suggests.

Questionable Captions -- Maryland is not the first university to be sued over its lack of captioning on scoreboards for deaf attendees at athletic events, nor is it the only campus to lack such an accommodation, experts say.

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

Duncan Apologizes on PLUS Loans -- Education secretary tells black college leaders he's sorry for how his agency tightened underwriting standards for federal parent loans, which resulted in wave of loan denials.

Engineering Bigotry? -- Some faculty members are outraged that science education magazine published letter of anti-gay rhetoric. (In an update, the American Society for Engineering Education, has issued an apology for the publication in the group's magazine Prism of an anti-gay letter.)

'Students of Color Only' -- A professor's e-mail to students he thought were minority raises the question of whether help should ever be offered only to that subset of a course's students.

Advocate for Black Colleges -- White House office gets as its new leader the former president of South Carolina State.

Defining Gender Categories -- American Sociological Association tries to figure out the gender choices members should get to categorize themselves -- and the process is far from simple.

Masculine Open Online Courses -- More female professors are experimenting with MOOCs, but men and STEM classes still dominate course offerings.

Apparently, Geniuses Don't Work in the South -- The MacArthur Foundation released its list of Fellows. Just Visiting blogger John Warner is not on it. Neither is anyone else who works below the Mason-Dixon.

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