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Apr 23, 2014
Supreme Court finds that Michigan voters had the right to bar public colleges from considering the use of race in admissions.

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January 23, 2013 - 10:04pm

When parents, teachers, lawmakers and communities debate over which part of the American education system should receive the most scrutiny or support, adult education, specifically General Educational Development (GED),  is rarely in contention. Conceptually adult education programs serve those who depart school without diplomas and are now seeking a credential to access the workforce or postsecondary opportunities.

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September 13, 2012 - 9:21pm

Over the past couple of years the censoring of self-expression has been a hot topic on many campuses. Recently the media washed ashore a new wave of controversy concerning Hampton University’s business school policy that restricts MBA students from wearing their hair in locs (or what is more commonly referred to as “Dread-locs”). This comes on the heels of the brouhaha that developed following the implementation of a written dress code policy at Morehouse College.

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August 21, 2012 - 10:18am

In recent years the higher education community has focused more on the role institutions’ play in student success. For a long time the blame for failure has been laid squarely at the feet of students.  If a student dropped out of college it was assumed that they were unmotivated, under-prepared, or lacked the aptitude required to be a college graduate.  The fact that dropouts were admitted meant that they somehow fell through an admissions crack undetected.

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January 6, 2014
Panelists at meeting of historians challenge notion that only careers in academe are fulfilling, citing benefits of working for the federal government.
December 23, 2013
Federal judge orders Creighton medical school to provide specific accommodations -- different from those it offered -- to hearing impaired student.
December 18, 2013
Santa Clara U.'s Faculty Senate has deemed the administration's new exclusion of elective abortions from insurance coverage "invalid," and wants the Board of Trustees to take up the matter.
December 12, 2013
Should faculty be forced to check in every day by fingerprint? Chicago community college faculty members object to that possibility.
December 10, 2013
Since the NCAA prohibited "hostile and abusive" mascots in 2006, many colleges have moved away from Native American mascots and nicknames. Despite tensions at a few campuses, most institutions have adjusted and moved on.  
December 9, 2013
Spelman president, an expert on race relations, discusses a series of incidents that have surprised some this fall (but not her) and what they mean.
December 9, 2013
UCLA attracts more criticism with its response to a protest by minority graduate students.
December 3, 2013
A black female professor says she has been repeatedly investigated by her college for talking about race in ways that offended some white students.
November 25, 2013
Grad students at UCLA use rare tactic of interrupting a course, setting off debate over whether this was necessary to combat racial insensitivity or took away rights of other students and a professor.
November 22, 2013
Authorities charge 3 white students with tormenting their black roommate for months, prompting significant campus anger. Incident comes amid tensions about race at several campuses.

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