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Study identifies patterns by gender of senior historians' careers

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Female historians who are married move to full professor at a slower pace than their single colleagues, new study finds. For male historians, a spouse appears to speed up promotion.

Study says many highly talented low-income students never apply to top colleges

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More than half of the most talented potential applicants from low-income families never apply to a competitive college, study finds. And admissions officers may be looking for them in the wrong places.

Foundation provides educational and leadership opportunities to women in Cambodia

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The Harpswell Foundation provides housing and leadership training to some of Cambodia’s top female college students.

Temple University faces scrutiny over rejection of African-American studies department's choice as chair

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Temple was the first institution to offer a doctorate in African-American studies and has seen heated debates over the discipline's direction. The rejection of the department's choice as chair has set off a new controversy.

A cultural change tears a Georgia Baptist college apart

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After exodus of faculty members and deans who couldn't meet newly imposed religious standards, some wonder if a Baptist college in Georgia is forever changed.

Racism defines post-election student protests at Mississippi, Hampden-Sydney

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Amid the 50th anniversary celebration of racial integration on campus, a post-election student protest at Mississippi is marred by racism. It isn't the only one.

Spelman eliminates athletics in favor of campus-wide wellness initiative

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Spelman is eliminating intercollegiate athletics and withdrawing from NCAA competition, instead focusing on a campus-wide wellness initiative that emphasizes fitness for everyone.

Debate over admissions and race at UCLA

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Report charging that UCLA considers race in admissions infuriates minority student groups, and illustrates how affirmative action debates can divide a campus, even one required to be race-neutral.

Tensions simmer between American and international students

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Recent incidents bring to light the problem of discrimination against international students.

Stanford professor goes public on attacks over her math education research

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Stanford professor goes public on attacks she has received over her work on mathematics education, and raises the question of the difference between "responsible disagreement and academic bullying."

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