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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.

Is the U. of Oklahoma doing enough for the state's American Indian population?

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The same fraternity in the national spotlight for a racist video was involved in incidents against American Indians in the 1990's -- and Indians question whether the university is doing enough to boost minority recruitment.

 

U. of Maryland wrestles with how to punish fraternity member who sent racist, sexist e-mail

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U. of Maryland discovers that, in wake of Oklahoma fraternity's racist chant, offensive statements by fraternity members will get more scrutiny -- both from those demanding tough responses and those who want no response.

UCLA student government questions judicial board nominee for being Jewish

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UCLA student government panel, interviewing candidate for judicial post, initially rejected her for being Jewish and involved in Jewish groups.

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