Racial groups

Christian Colleges Grow More Diverse

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Analysis finds increasing black enrollments at Protestant colleges -- with some obtaining incredible increases.

A New Look at the Impact of Diversity

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Major scholarly study finds positive impacts from having roommates from different backgrounds -- and negative impacts from being members of groups largely of one race or ethnicity.

Orientation for Whites

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Mount Holyoke tries possibly unique approach to the controversy over programs for incoming minority students by adding section for those who are in the majority.

Testing for 'Mismatch'

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If members of some minority groups are admitted to elite colleges because of affirmative action -- and don't perform as well as they expected -- does this show a serious flaw in efforts to diversify student bodies?

'At Home in the World'

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WASHINGTON – Leaders of international and multicultural education offices may not always talk much, but here at the At Home in the World: Educating for Global Connections and Local Commitments Summer Institute, there’s plenty of discussion of potential “synergies” -- and “creative tensions,” too.

Reaching Black Men

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Philander Smith -- without much money -- finds ways to raise graduation and retention rates.

Colleges in the City

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At annual conference, officials from public urban research universities stress their role in providing education, and much more, to their diverse communities.

Court Win for Affirmative Action

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Federal judge upholds University of Texas' consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

Race and Merit at MIT

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Institute, whose report on equity for women was considered pathbreaking, examines gaps in rates at which minority and white professors are promoted -- and the ideal of meritocracy.

'A Home Elsewhere'

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For over three decades, Robert Burns Stepto has been writing about and teaching African American literature. His book From Behind the Veil: A Study of Afro-American Narrative (University of Illinois Press), which focuses on several autobiographies of and novels about young black men growing up in America, was first published in 1979.

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