Smith College students protest two leaked faculty letters

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


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

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


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

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.

Dean at Seattle U, subject of protests seeking her ouster and defending her, retires

Academic at center of dispute at Seattle University -- subject of lengthy sit-in demanding her ouster and protest defending her -- will retire.

Following summer of shootings and protests, campus officials urge unity


After a tense summer nationally, and fearing a return of campus protests, college officials call for a peaceful start to the academic year.

Margaret Spellings backs tuition experiment, accountability measures at UNC

In a wide-ranging discussion, the new UNC system president said accountability measures can stop micromanagement.

Students, colleges and academic groups respond to a week of tragedies


A roundup of student protests, college vigils, controversies and academic groups' responses to a week of shooting deaths.

Poll finds public opposition to considering race and ethnicity in college admissions

Supreme Court decision, praised by college leaders, is opposed by nearly two-thirds of adult Americans. Support is higher for considering athletic ability or alumni child status than race in admissions.


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