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Debates on cultural appropriation in higher education

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Hampshire students accused of attacking Central Maine Community College students over braids in their hair. Conflict is latest over contested adoption of one culture's styles by another.

Pitzer students debate free speech, student safety and cultural appropriation

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A one-line critique of the fashion choices of some white women leads to debate over journalism and cultural appropriation, and to threats made to Latina students.

Racial gap among senior administrators widens

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Recent increases in number of minority administrators don't keep up with demographic shifts, but new study finds broad pay equity.

Trump signs HBCU executive order as campus leaders meet with congressional Republicans

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New executive order moves HBCU initiative into White House but otherwise doesn't depart significantly from previous executive orders on historically black colleges.

DeVos criticized for calling black colleges 'pioneers of school choice'

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Education secretary's remarks astound many advocates for colleges that were created because black students were denied choices.

Academy of Arts and Sciences makes case for increasing foreign language learning capacity

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences makes the case for increasing foreign language learning capacity in a political climate that's increasingly anti-global.

Liberty and Bob Jones Universities may run afoul of Obama Title IX protections for LGBT students

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Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them.

Study suggests that women are more ethical than men in science, and that may hold them back

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Study finds that physicists are more likely to describe women as ethical scientists, but in ways that potentially limit their productivity and competitiveness.

Trump administration reverses Title IX guidance on transgender protections

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Administration rescinds guidelines that said Title IX applied to discrimination based on gender identity. Guidelines had been used by transgender students to push for policy changes.

Michigan State will ban whiteboards from dormitory doors

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Michigan State plans to bar them from dormitory room doors, in attempt to limit bullying.

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