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College of Charleston's next president is politician with Confederate sympathies; faculty and students aren't happy

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A well-connected politician and Confederate hobbyist has been named College of Charleston's president. Students and faculty fear for reputation and mission of respected liberal arts institution.

 

National Hispanic U.'s teach-out raises questions about Hispanic student market

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National Hispanic University shutters degree programs in part because of aid program eligibility, but some question whether demand is there for such a specialized university.

Questions of severity in Northwestern professor assault case

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Northwestern acknowledged a professor sexually harassed a student, but didn't fire him. Where is the line drawn?

Cal State LA faculty split on changing diversity requirement

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Cal State Los Angeles professors vote to require all students to take a course in race or ethnicity, but fail to adopt proposal that course be taught in ethnic studies department.

 

Female chemists protest all-male conference lineup

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Fed up with lack of gender diversity at science conferences, three high-profile chemists call boycott of upcoming gathering. Organizers say they erred in putting up all-male, preliminary list of speakers.

New book finds 'unlikely traits' that explain success of various groups

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Husband-and-wife professors at Yale law school (she gave us the "Tiger Mother" debate) publish book about why some racial and ethnic groups are more successful than others. And no, it's not because they value education.

U. of Colorado plans to change culture of philosophy department found to be sexist

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U. of Colorado releases extraordinary report about sex bias and incivility in department, and brings in outside chair to change the culture. Move comes in a discipline regularly criticized for lack of support for women.

Clashes over religiously motivated gender segregation at Canadian, British campuses

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If a student or group requests a gender-segregated setup for religious reasons, does the university have a responsibility to accommodate? 

At U. of Illinois, decision to keep classes going leads to racist and sexist Twitter attacks on chancellor

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When U. of Illinois chancellor didn't cancel classes, Twitter erupted in racist and sexist comments -- and discussion of those slurs.

Admissions leaders gather and consider how to define merit

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Admissions leaders gather to consider how to promote broader definitions of worthiness and more diversity in their classes -- all while dealing with the pressures of money and rankings.

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