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   July 2014
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THE STUDENT BODY

A Win for Public Black Colleges -- Federal judge finds that system of "duplicative" academic programs at Maryland's public colleges perpetuates segregation and hurts black institutions.

College Counseling Matters -- Low-income students who received guidance were much likelier than others to enroll at a four-year college, study finds.

$6 Can Make a Difference -- Study suggests that seemingly small expenses may discourage low-income students from applying to more colleges.

Less Choice, More Mainstreaming -- Latino students need colleges and states to focus on completion as well as access, and to reform remedial education, Colorado's lieutenant governor tells fellow educators.

Supreme Court Skepticism -- Several justices question the logic of overturning Michigan's ban on the consideration of race in admissions.

Surprise on Legacy Admissions -- State lawyer defending ban on affirmative action suggests U. of Michigan end preference for alumni children -- and Justice Sotomayor objects.

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

Wanted: Adoring Female Students -- Do male professors need and seek out attention from their female students? A popular feminist blogger thinks so, as do many of her Twitter followers.

Gay Rights and Religious Colleges -- At Baylor, student government wants to ban "deviate" sex instead of "homosexual acts," and says this would make gay students more welcome. At Creighton, Catholic student group wants to end ticket giveaways for concert by musicians behind "Same Love."

Measuring Equity in South Africa -- New index compares progress at universities in transforming themselves, post-apartheid. Not all academics applaud the tool.

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Wellness Plans, Retirement and Adjunct Health Care:

A Survey of Chief HR Officers

Inside Higher Ed's 2013 Survey of College and University Human Resources Officer explored the views of chief human resources officers on wellness-related penalties, adjuncts and health care, and ignorance about retirement, among other topics.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Nov. 13 at 2 p.m., Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Editor Doug Lederman will share and analyze the findings and answer readers' questions. To register for the webinar, please click here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of chief HR officers was made possible in part by support from TIAA-CREF.

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