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Students demand more minority advisers, counselors

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A common demand of minority student protests is more minority counselors in a range of student service departments. Is this wise or does it promote segregation?

Sexist joke leads to debate and 118 resignations on academic Listserv of planning and geography

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Online group of scholars of planning and geography divided over one professor’s sexist humor – and how others reacted to it.

U of Houston Faculty Senate suggests changes to teaching under campus carry

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Is teaching under campus carry still teaching? New guidelines from the Faculty Senate at U of Houston ask the question, with suggestions such as dropping controversial course content for safety concerns.

Student protests and university cancellations follow Milo Yiannopoulos speaking tour

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Even the name of this man's speaking tour is inflammatory -- certainly a no-go during prime time -- and students are interrupting his appearances, accusing him of being sexist and promoting rape culture. Meet Milo Yiannopoulos.

Community college links increased student success to shorter terms but faculty members say there's more to the story

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A college is seeing higher student success levels based on a series of reforms, but should any institution evaluate faculty members in part on the proportion of C grades and above they award?

New book discusses self-stratification among black academics

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New book discusses self-stratification among black academics.

U of Connecticut creates new living-learning center for black male students

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UConn creates new living and learning space for African-American male students. Some see overdue attention to this group's needs. Others see segregation.

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?

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