Racial groups

The Mascot Mess

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NCAA crackdown on Native American team names and icons sends a message but sows confusion and conflict.

Different Kinds of Diversity

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Counseling centers are urged to pay more attention to subgroups of students whose needs may not have been considered previously.

Flip-Flop on Florida State

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NCAA approves university's use of Seminole name and imagery, citing tribe's support.

Generational Improvements

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Study documents educational progress for children of immigrants, and gaps among immigrant groups.

Price Increases Sharpest at Public Colleges

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Study also finds slight increases in share of degrees going to women and minority students.

Bradley's 'Braves' Stay on NCAA's 'Hostile' List

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association declared Thursday that it had rejected Bradley University’s appeal to be dropped from a list of institutions deemed to have “hostile” or “abusive” Native American nicknames or mascots, in a ruling that spells trouble for the rest of the 15 institutions that remain on the NCAA’s list. Bradley's teams are known as the Braves.

Identifying the Racial 'Unknowns'

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Over the past decade and a half, the number and proportion of college students opting not to reveal their race when asked have shot up, to 5.9 percent of all students in 2001 from 3.2 percent a decade earlier. The increases have raised two major questions: Who are these students, and why are they declining to identify themselves? The answers have implications for college officials and policy makers on a wide range of issues, including affirmative action and student life.

Integration Later

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2 years after supposed breakthrough, concerns mount at U. of Alabama over racial segregation at sororities and fraternities.

What Top Applicants Want

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Students draw on a host of factors to make a college decision, and they might not be in the order you think.

If There's a Will

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If departments want black science, math and engineering students to become faculty members, they should have mentors who want close relationships with them, according to a recent study from the University of California at Berkeley.

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