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Colleges consider how flexible to be with students protesting killings of unarmed black men

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Oberlin refuses demand to bar F grades while protests continue over police shootings. How flexible should colleges be for students feeling vulnerable over current events? How flexible should students be about protests in the library during finals?

Study finds gender perception affects evaluations

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Study finds gender of instructors influences evaluations they receive, even if they have fooled students (in an online course) about whether they are men or women.

Number of Ph.D.s awarded climbs; recipients' job prospects dropping

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American production of Ph.D.s continues to grow, even as the degree recipients' job prospects appear to wane, federal data show.

Campus advocates on sexual assault issues fear impact of 'Rolling Stone' article that boosted their cause

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An article that prompted calls for heightened campus action to prevent and punish sexual assault is discredited. Will a backlash hurt these efforts?

Swarthmore drops findings against male student who sued under Title IX

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College vacates findings that led to expulsion of student who then sued under Title IX, arguing that handling of sexual misconduct allegations discriminated against men who were accused.

Students protest lack of indictment in Ferguson

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Many voice outrage over lack of an indictment.

One college distances itself from Bill Cosby; others stick with him

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Allegations against the comedian, an active fund-raiser and speaker in higher education, have led one college to drop his name, while others stand by him.

Lincoln U. of Pa. president, criticized for rape remarks, has more firestorms on his plate

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President of Lincoln U. in Pennsylvania, widely criticized this week for remarks on rape, has many more problems on his plate, according to faculty and students.

Study finds serious attrition issues for black and Latino doctoral students

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Most black and Latino doctoral students in STEM fields are not earning their degrees within 7 years, and many are leaving their programs, new study finds.

Racial microaggressions on campus at center of new film

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The movie "Dear White People" is "a satire about being a black face in a white place." Does it accurately portray race relations on mostly white campuses?

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