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New research questions assumptions of defenders of affirmative action

New studies question assumptions of those who defend the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

Study offers new evidence that scientists are biased against women

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New study offers evidence that scientists -- men and women alike -- assume female students are less competent and less worthy of pay and mentoring than male students.

Paul Quinn College gets eye glasses for 15 percent of its students

Up to 15 percent of students at Paul Quinn College needed eye glasses but couldn't afford them. Thanks to a blend of conviction, fund-raising and serendipity, now they can.

Unusually public discussion of breast-feeding while teaching

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When student journalists asked professor about how she fed her sick infant during first day of class, she objected -- and told her story online. Amid all the discussion of family-friendly policies, is this an issue that remains undiscussed?

Sociologists examine patterns of student debt, gender and class

Sociologists' research on different borrowing patterns of men and women, and of those from different wealth levels, illustrate ways that opportunity may be endangered.

College groups flood Supreme Court with briefs defending affirmative action

Scholars, colleges and higher ed associations file dozens of briefs with U.S. Supreme Court, hoping to preserve the right to consider race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.

Student protests raise philosophical and practical issues

Student protests of Chick-fil-A are similar to previous movements against campus vendors, but have taken off with greater speed.

Hate crime hoaxes present burdens, lessons for college campuses

Why do such incidents seem to occur year after year? And how should colleges handle them?

Court ruling points to tough issues for dual career couples

Brown recruited a dean. He said his wife -- a tenured professor -- needed an appropriate post, and the university complied. But the terms changed, and it took years of litigation for her to get original deal.

Should philosophy professors boycott conferences without female keynoters?

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2 male philosophers propose that scholars stay away from conferences that don’t have female keynoters.

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