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New report says cluster hiring can lead to increased faculty diversity

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Hiring faculty around interdisciplinary themes appears to have a positive impact on diversity and scholarship, report finds.

McMaster U addresses gender pay gap with $3,500 raises to female faculty members

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McMaster U addresses gender pay gap by giving $3,500 raises to female faculty members. 

University's action over student who posted a swastika on a bulletin board sets off international debate

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George Washington U is taking action against Jewish student who posted a symbol he brought back from India. Other campuses are accused of not doing enough about the hateful use of the image.

Colleges stay away from controversy with this year's commencement speakers

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Colleges whose commencement speaker picks drew protests last year have opted to invite less controversial figures for this year's ceremonies.

Study suggests STEM faculty hiring favors women over men

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New study suggests STEM hiring favors women over men, in contrast to lots of other research suggesting otherwise. But is there more to the story?

UCLA faculty approves diversity requirement

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After more than a decade of debate, and strong lobbying from both administrators and students, professors vote in favor of the measure, 916 to 487.

Some college leaders are responding quickly to racist and sexist incidents

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College leaders have gotten speedier and more severe in taking action against students linked to racist incidents. Critics fear due process is being eroded.

Students criticize administration's response to what they term hate speech by a professor

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Connecticut College professor accused of hate speech against Palestinians in Facebook post about "rabid pit bull" in Gaza. Dispute sets off debate on free expression, bias and more.

Writing teachers talk teaching students about 'white privilege' at composition instructors' meeting

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Writing instructors at Conference on College Composition and Communication talk about teaching about racism and white privilege -- and the political and career risks they face for doing so.

Photo of black U.Va. student leader, bloodied, renews debate about police and race

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Photograph of U.Va. student leader, after encounter with state police, renews debate about race and law enforcement.

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