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U of Chicago letter to new students on safe spaces sets off intense debate

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The university's note to new students sets off national debate on safe spaces, trigger warnings and more. Presidents of Bowdoin and Yale, with different tone, urge engagement with uncomfortable ideas.

U of Chicago warns incoming students not to expect safe spaces or trigger warnings

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After a year of protests nationwide, one university is trying to be clear about what students should expect.

Research points to crucial role of dual-career programs for recruiting female academics

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Study: female academics more likely than male partners to turn down good academic jobs without a good opportunity for male partner -- even when a woman has more stature in academe than her partner does.

Study finds gains in faculty diversity, but not on the tenure track

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Colleges hire more minority and female professors, but most jobs filled are adjunct, not tenure track, study finds.

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.

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