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Report documents how higher education exacerbates racial inequities

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Black and Latino young people are greatly underrepresented at selective colleges and overrepresented at open-access institutions -- and the trends are worsening.

Princeton grad student takes on the humanities crisis from a decidedly gendered perspective

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Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.

Survey finds decline in the number of female chief information technology officers

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Survey finds shrinkage in already-small pool in information technology in higher ed.

Court ruling may help gay employees with partners in states without marriage equity

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Federal judge's ruling involving community college professor suggests new legal strategy for same-sex couples who work in public higher ed in states that ban gay marriage.

Georgia State tries new approach to attract more female students to philosophy

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Georgia State will test idea that assuring a set percentage of slots on the syllabus for female philosophers will attract more female students to the discipline.

 

University of Colorado plan to survey political climate draws mixed reactions

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University of Colorado board votes to survey state of political diversity, with focus on Boulder campus. Will the responses help anyone?

New research on "mismatch" released day after Justice Thomas cites the theory to criticize affirmative action

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The day after the Supreme Court justice cited "mismatch" theory to criticize affirmative action, a study is released offering new evidence questioning that analysis.

UT-Austin president and admissions director discuss the Fisher decision

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UT-Austin's president and admissions director discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. the University of Texas and its impact on the university.

Lawyers analyze Supreme Court decision on affirmative action

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Some say Supreme Court put off the real fight on affirmative action. But others believe the justices -- without saying so explicitly -- made it much harder for colleges to defend consideration of race in admissions.

Supreme Court orders new appeals court consideration of affirmative action case

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Supreme Court orders new appeals court consideration of the right of U. of Texas to consider race in admissions. Ruling requires "strict scrutiny" for such policies, but doesn't offer the sort of definitive guidance on affirmative action that many expected.

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