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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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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.
November 21, 2013
Study finds evidence that state bans on consideration of race in admissions have a significant impact – and one that extended to some nearby states without bans.
November 20, 2013
A year after a university was accused of being tragically slow in responding to harassment concerns about a professor, it is now accused overreacting to questionable concerns about another professor.
November 15, 2013
A new survey of sociology departments from the American Sociological Society shows few changes to department size spanning last decade, which isn't great, but isn't bad, either.
November 12, 2013
Fed up with unanswered maintenance requests and substandard instructional facilities, some professors are taking a new approach: "shaming" their institutions into action.
November 11, 2013
A student's video prompts a different kind of discussion about race.
November 5, 2013
Debate at U. of Chicago raises question: Are graduate students who are breastfeeding mothers entitled to a private place to pump?  
November 4, 2013
Obama administration says colleges should receive "due regard" in deciding if they have a necessary "critical mass" of minority students.
October 30, 2013
MLA's annual jobs report shows dips in hiring for both English and foreign languages.

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