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Confederate flag causes controversy at Bryn Mawr

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When two students at elite women's college embraced symbolism of the Jim Crow South, they set off debate at an institution that is proud of being majority minority, but where some feel isolated and ignored.

Ohio U. debate intensifies over anti-Israel twist to "ice bucket challenge" and 4 arrests

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In wake of Ohio U. Student Senate president's anti-Israel twist on the fund-raiser for ALS, debate has escalated, four students have been arrested, and questions are being raised about the charges against them -- and about calls for civility.

Study suggests Texas's tuition policies suppressed Hispanic enrollment at research universities

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A new study suggests that giving public research university boards in Texas the power to set tuition helped raise prices and suppress Hispanic enrollment.

'New York Times' introduces new index of colleges' commitment to low-income students

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The New York Times names the most "economically diverse" top colleges (hours before a certain other ranking is released), but methodology excludes all but a few public institutions.

Mount Holyoke will now accept applications from transgender women

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Mount Holyoke College adopts formal policy to admit students who are female or who identify as women.

Duke U. adds voluntary admissions question on sexual orientation and gender identity

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University adds optional application essay on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Professors, robots protest U. of Iowa's pink locker room

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While it remains a beloved bit of visual smack-talk for many football fans, some students and faculty say the University of Iowa's pink visitors' locker room is sexist and discriminatory.

U. of Mississippi tries new approach to its history with race -- and faces criticism

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U. of Mississippi considers implications of its 'Ole Miss' name, its racial history and what steps will promote inclusiveness.

U.S. senators announce campus sexual assault legislation

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Bipartisan Senate bill would stiffen penalties on colleges and require campus climate surveys. College lobbyists are skeptical of much of the legislation.

2 Christian colleges win Title IX exemptions that give them the right to expel transgender students

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Many were surprised when a Christian college won exemption from Title IX so it could bar a transgender student from housing. Two more Christian colleges have now received exemptions -- giving them the right to subject transgender students to expulsion.

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