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U of Iowa re-evaluates the concept of bias response teams

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U of Iowa, responding to criticism of practices at other colleges, says it will hold off on starting a team until it can do so in a new way.

Smith College students protest two leaked faculty letters

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Social work professors told administrators that they were letting students make unfair accusations and admitting unqualified students. Then someone forwarded the professors' letters to students. UPDATE: Dean responds.

Pitzer student's posting seeking minority roommates sets off broad debate

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Minority student at Pitzer advertised for nonwhite roommate. Her president was critical. Does reaction ignore reality that many white students get white roommates all the time?

Community college pilots course sections for African-American students

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Moraine Valley Community College limits enrollment in some sections of college success course to African-American students -- and raises eyebrows.

Yale will reconsider keeping John Calhoun's name on residential college

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Reversal follows criticism of decision three months ago to keep name of a residential college, seen by many as an honor for notorious racist and defender of slavery. University also will remove stained-glass windows.

Hamilton College's new department-specific diversity requirement sparks debate

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Hamilton College's new requirement that all majors incorporate diversity into their curricula sparks debate about what constitutes diversity and where it's best studied.

Dean at Seattle U, subject of protests seeking her ouster and defending her, retires

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Academic at center of dispute at Seattle University -- subject of lengthy sit-in demanding her ouster and protest defending her -- will retire.

Following summer of shootings and protests, campus officials urge unity

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After a tense summer nationally, and fearing a return of campus protests, college officials call for a peaceful start to the academic year.

Margaret Spellings backs tuition experiment, accountability measures at UNC

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In a wide-ranging discussion, the new UNC system president said accountability measures can stop micromanagement.

Students, colleges and academic groups respond to a week of tragedies

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A roundup of student protests, college vigils, controversies and academic groups' responses to a week of shooting deaths.

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