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Report calls for end to grouping of Asian-American students in one category

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Report urges colleges and other education groups to disaggregate the numbers about Asian-American students, and says current practices to aggregate data hide inequities.

New book on gender, family and academe shows how kids affect careers in higher education

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A decadelong research initiative out of the University of California at Berkeley culminates in a detailed look at the effects of children on men's and women's academic careers.

Outrage over professor's Twitter post on obese students

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Professor sets off furor with comment on Twitter about obese Ph.D. applicants.

Baylor's gag order on athletes' sexuality reveals homophobia still prevalent in women's sports

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Female college athlete comes out as gay and no one bats an eye -- until it's learned her coach told her not to. The case of Brittney Griner at Baylor is indicative of the culture of women's sports.

Study suggests class-based affirmative action could increase racial diversity

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New research says that by examining both socioeconomic status and "overachievement," colleges could increase racial diversity without considering race.

Davidson will keep requirement that president be Presbyterian

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Davidson College board angers faculty members and students by keeping a requirement that the president be a Presbyterian.

UW-Madison faculty call for student body to be more socioeconomically representatve

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Madison professors call for the university to adjust admissions policies to make the student body more representative of the state's socioeconomic diversity, joining a debate about the definition of merit.

Students question whether canceling classes helps address social justice issues

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Dartmouth and Oberlin canceled classes to address controversial speech and racism with a day of forums. Some students and others question whether approach is appropriate or effective.

Diversity plays positive and negative roles in University of Kentucky provost search

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After media scrutiny about all the white men in the University of Kentucky administration, two women and a Hispanic male are named finalists in the provost search. Can a public emphasis on diversity undermine the goal?

Supreme Court takes another case involving affirmative action and higher education

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Supreme Court agrees to decide whether Michigan voters had the right to bar public colleges and universities from considering race and ethnicity in admissions.

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