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University faces uproar over recording showing how teaching assistant was questioned over video debate on pronouns

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University president apologizes after recording reveals how a graduate student was questioned over use of a video, which offended at least one student, of debate on nontraditional pronouns.

Boston U moves to terminate professor after investigation into sexual harassment claims

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Boston U moves to terminate professor after high-profile investigation into claims that he harassed a former graduate student in Antarctica in 1999.

Professors say they won't advise students to work or study at U of Rochester

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Professors from around the world say they won’t advise students to study or work at Rochester in light of institution’s alleged attempts to downplay serious harassment case. Is this next tactic in battle against discrimination?

Judge issues long-awaited ruling on black colleges in Maryland

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After finding illegal discrimination against Maryland’s historically black colleges and their students, a judge orders a proposed fix. But it doesn’t include the controversial idea of transferring programs from traditionally white institutions.

Knox College calls off Brecht play after complaints of racial insensitivity

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Knox College pulls the plug on a planned production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan over concerns about race.

Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at significantly higher rates than female peers on the same campus

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Study finds male Ph.D. candidates submit and publish papers at much higher rates than women, even at the same institution. One factor is that women teach more during their Ph.D. programs and men serve more often as research assistants.

Professors on three campuses face disciplinary action or resign over harassment allegations

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Senior faculty members on three campuses face disciplinary action or resign over harassment allegations. Some observers see movement in the right direction but say academe still has a ways to go in ending the “academic casting couch.”

In hiring for junior faculty positions, study finds bias against female candidates who have partners

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Study suggests women with male partners face bias in searches for junior faculty members.

List of featured speakers for sociology conference, most of them men, sparks debate and backlash

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Sociology has reputation for diversity and inclusion, including at its conferences. So a preliminary, nearly all-male list of featured speakers for an upcoming meeting sparked criticism -- and backlash over gender equity and collegiality.

Study finds high school teachers have differing expectations of black and white students

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Study suggests high school teachers’ attitudes are not colorblind and influence who succeeds in higher education.

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