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Henderson State students say rule barring sagging pants targets black students

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Henderson State University bars pants that fall too far below the waist. Students say the rule is unfair to African-Americans.

Prosecutor calls for U of Cincinnati police force to be disbanded and replaced with city police officers

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An Ohio prosecutor calls for U of Cincinnati police force to be disbanded after an officer is indicted for murder. But would the city's police force be able to handle law enforcement on campus?

Two Christian colleges announce they will hire faculty members in same-sex marriages

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Two Christian colleges change hiring rules to permit employment of faculty members who are in same-sex marriages.

Massachusetts investigation says Boston College retaliated against professor returning from mental health leave

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Massachusetts agency finds that Boston College retaliated against professor returning from leave he took while facing severe mental health issues.

Scholar who has made name as Cherokee is accused of not having Native American roots

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In wake of Rachel Dolezal scandal, a prominent professor in Native American studies who regularly says she is Native American is accused of misrepresenting her background.

Supreme Court will once again consider affirmative action in college admissions

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Justices will once again consider U of Texas admissions policy. Many experts see a majority of justices as dubious of the consideration of race and ethnicity.

Will Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage challenge or change Christian colleges?

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Some experts see threat to tax-exempt status of institutions if they continue to bar same-sex relationships.

Philosophy association board reaches out to victims of sexual assault and harassment

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Disciplinary association issues open letter to victims of harassment and sexism, and calls for departments to promote equity. While some philosophers welcome the move, others doubt it will change anything.

AAAS pulls 'sexist' advice column amid outcry from readers

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AAAS pulls advice column telling a female postdoc to ignore her adviser's attempts to look down her shirt, amid outcry from scientists.

Writing group kicks poet off committee because of her tweets on 'Gone With the Wind'

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National group of campus writing programs kicks a poet off a committee because of Twitter project that some view as racist but others view as artistic expression.

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