Discrimination

Emory president sets off uproar with statements on three-fifths compromise and then apologizes

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Emory president praises Constitution's three-fifths compromise as model for dealing with disagreements today.  Facing outrage, he apologizes for "clumsiness and insensitivity."

Critics point to double standards in discipline after Texas coaches' affairs

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Two Texas sports officials -- a black female track coach and a white male football coach -- had affairs with students, but only one was fired. Critics say double standards are at work.

Study debunks myth that male faculty 'milk' paid leave

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Male faculty members don't take paid parental leave as often as critics assert, even when their spouses also work.

Job ads' 'physical demands' raise eyebrows

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Faculty advocates and disability law experts question physical requirements included in many of Azusa Pacific University's job ads.

Tensions simmer between American and international students

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Recent incidents bring to light the problem of discrimination against international students.

Nevada student files lawsuit about explicitly sexual class assignments

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A Nevada community college student files a federal lawsuit over explicitly sexual class assignments and alleged harassment.

Catholic colleges worry as number of female presidents falls

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For decades, female presidents led the majority of Catholic colleges. But as women leaders have gained ground elsewhere, at Catholic colleges, they’re disappearing.

Oak Ridge calls off Southern accent 'reduction' class

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Amid criticism from employees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls off voluntary Southern accent "reduction" class.

Online faculty discussion raises concern about bias against Appalachians and poor white people

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An online comment prompts consideration of whether academics feel free to express stereotypes about poor, rural white students.

Loyola New Orleans discusses a professor who defends segregation

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Loyola New Orleans debates the views of a libertarian faculty member who argues that most civil rights laws are wrong.

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