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NSF warns universities on harassment policies

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Agency warns that it may terminate funding to institutions that don't follow the law.

Study suggests faculty members are disproportionately likely to be gay

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A new analysis suggests that's the case, and that academic work -- at once solitary and social in nature -- makes it particularly attractive to those who are not straight.

Did Baylor U's new provost step down over controversy surrounding a diversity program?

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Did Baylor U's new provost step down over faculty objections to his diversity initiative, in particular his plan to hire a chief diversity officer? Does diversity look different at a Christian university?

New Complete College America data on remediation show progress

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New report from Complete College America gives a first look at how pairing additional resources with introductory college courses can help students who need remediation.

Oberlin's president refuses to negotiate with student list of demands

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Faced with 14 pages of demands by black students, he says that he won't respond to "any document that explicitly rejects the notion of collaborative engagement."

Obama comments to Southern U student set off debate on president and black colleges

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President’s answer to a question from a Southern University student frustrates some HBCU advocates and sets off debate on the administration's priorities.

Politician proposes law to prevent harassers being passed from one institution to another

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U.S. representative shares a previously confidential report about sexual harassment by an astronomy professor who went on to teach elsewhere and announces plan to require colleges to tell other institutions about such findings.

Supreme Court justices question lawyers on key affirmative action case

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At Supreme Court hearing on case that could alter college admissions, no big surprises but lots of contentious exchanges -- and anger over Scalia's comments.

 

Colleges keep lines of communication open with alumni as they respond to diversity concerns

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As colleges grapple with issues of race and diversity, they face questions from alumni and donors -- not all of whom are pleased with new campus efforts.

Maryland will rename stadium; art distress at Illinois; Harvard law students' demands

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U of Maryland will rename stadium that honored longtime (and strongly racist) president; black professor at MassArt describes being detained by police officers; object on Illinois quad creates concerns for black students; new demands for change at Harvard Law.

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