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Apr 01, 2014
What do academic departments risk when they're not perceived as being "flexible" enough to accommodate work-family balance? A lot -- and not only parents feel the pinch, a new study suggests.

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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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September 19, 2013
Segregation in sororities is neither a surprise nor unique to Alabama, experts on the Greek system say.
September 17, 2013
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?
September 16, 2013
A Columbia professor got very detailed on his website about what he expects of his graduate students. Some praise his clarity, but others have been taken aback by his strict rules.
September 16, 2013
Members of a fledgling fraternity at the University of Texas at Dallas strive both to be true to Islam and to just "have fun."
September 13, 2013
White House office gets as its new leader the former president of South Carolina State.
September 10, 2013
American Sociological Association tries to figure out the gender choices members should get to categorize themselves -- and the process is far from simple.
September 3, 2013
Only months after a ruling on affirmative action, higher ed groups again turn to the justices -- this time urging that Michigan's ban on the consideration of race in admissions be overturned.
August 30, 2013
Political scientists consider whether advances for women in the discipline will come from copying questionable male tactics or from changing the nature of values of the field.
August 22, 2013
Laura Wright considers the way the ideas of women -- in and out of the academy -- are judged.
August 21, 2013
Disgraced professor renews the discussion over whether those leading the field should have degrees in it.

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