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Racism fuels poor mental health outcomes for Black students

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Black students continuously experience, fight against and bear emotional scars from racism, which can lead to increased anxiety and poor mental health outcomes. Some colleges are just starting to address these issues.

Adding ethnic studies into college curricula has long been controversial, but is this moment different?

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As ethnic studies requirements are put in place in California, capping years of struggle, educators discuss why it's important to talk about race in the classroom.

Scholars talk about being Black on campus in 2020

Scholars discuss what it’s like to be a Black professor in 2020, who should be doing antiracist work on campus and why diversity interventions that attempt to “fix” Black academics for a rigged game miss the point entirely.

Large-scale study backs up other research showing relative declines in women's research productivity during COVID-19

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Large-scale study backs up other research showing relative declines in women's research productivity during COVID-19.

Black students need changes to policies and structures beyond higher education

Experts agree higher education needs to do more to create equity for Black students. But more attention needs to be paid to barriers Black students face before they step foot on campus.

Worrying enrollment trends continue, Clearinghouse report shows

Several concerning enrollment trends are holding strong as the latest, and more comprehensive, data show. Experts and advocates are particularly worried about community colleges.

Spitzer architecture dean quits in 'profound act of self-preservation'

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City College of New York's new dean of architecture quits after 10 months, saying that structural racism and a lack of support made for a crushing workload and climate.

Female academics saw their own experiences with #manterrupting in this week's vice presidential debate

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Female academics saw their own experiences in the vice presidential debate's gendered and racialized dynamics.

Colleges cancel diversity programs in response to Trump order

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Some institutions have begun to cancel diversity, equity and inclusion programs in response to a Trump order. Critics say the order is censorship.

University of New Hampshire suspends professor amid investigation into online persona

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University of New Hampshire suspends professor amid investigation into whether he trolled people online, pretending to be “The Science Femme, Woman in STEM.”

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