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Study sees gender gaps in Ph.D. programs, by discipline and prestige

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Study suggests that men are overrepresented in elite Ph.D. programs, especially in those fields heavy on math skills, making for segregation by discipline and prestige.

Study finds negative diversity experiences affect student learning

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Study finds students' negative diversity experiences, though less common than positive ones, hinder cognitive development and student learning. 

Christian college leaders urged to embrace religious (and other) pluralism

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At annual conference in divided nation’s capital, speakers urge presidents of Christian colleges to join (and lead) efforts to embrace, and work through, fundamental differences.

Arizona lawmakers' failed ban on 'divisive' college courses highlights new criticism of white studies

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Arizona lawmakers' failed proposed ban on “divisive” college courses signals new criticism of white studies. Similar courses -- though common -- have become controversial elsewhere. Those who teach them say the classes are being distorted.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund defends accepting Koch money

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Large grant to organization of black colleges reignites debate about taking funds from leading foe of government spending, on which the colleges and many students depend.

Legislation in two states seeks to eliminate tenure in public higher education

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Legislation in two states seeks to end tenure at public colleges and universities.

Higher ed leaders muted in response to Texas bathroom bill

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As Texas debates bill that would require regulation of how transgender people use facilities in public higher education, most system leaders aren't saying much.

Diversity groups urge no vote on Sessions, citing record on protection of minority rights

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Diversity groups question Jeff Sessions’s record -- and some point to comments on race by Betsy DeVos. Senator is questioned on his views on undocumented students and shares laugh with colleague about objections from law professors.

New study finds gender gaps in tenure rates and career paths in economics

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New study suggests female economists are less likely to be tenured, compared to male peers, and women are less likely to remain in academe eight years after earning their Ph.D.s.

ACE report urges college leaders to ensure 'culture of integrity' in athletics

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Following a series of high-profile cases of academic fraud in college sports, the American Council on Education releases a new report calling on institutions to better align athletics with their academic mission.

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