diversity

Impostor feelings and 'brilliance' fields

Women -- especially women of color -- and graduate students and postdocs are more likely to think they don’t belong in fields perceived to value genius over training, study says.

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NASPA report examines statements in the wake of George Floyd's murder

A new report examines the strengths and weakness of statements made by college leaders after the killing of George Floyd -- and the actions that followed.

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Nebraska's critical race theory debate

State’s governor says university regents should oppose discussions of structural racism and suggests censure by professors’ group is an “honor.”

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Medgar Evers College and community benefit from Juneteenth funding

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Medgar Evers College gets a new infusion of cash, which college leaders expect to have a lasting impact on students and surrounding neighborhoods in Brooklyn that were hard-hit by the pandemic.

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Cornel West leaves Harvard, again

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He sees the divinity school “in decline and decay” and says the university’s administrators have “anti-Palestinian prejudices.”

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Nikole Hannah-Jones rejects tenure offer at UNC for a job at Howard U

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She will join the faculty at Howard University, as will author and fellow journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. The fallout continues at Chapel Hill, where many view her decision as the result of racism among UNC trustees who resisted granting her tenure.

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Debate over Bill Cosby hits Howard University

Actress’s celebratory tweet about his release from prison continues to reverberate within and outside the university that just appointed her dean. Cosby weighs in and further fuels the controversy.

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NIH says 75 grantees have been removed due to harassment complaints

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National Academy of Sciences and National Institutes of Health announce efforts they’ve taken against harassers, including seeing them removed from grants and booted out.

 
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Campus safety advocates push for federal emphasis on Clery Act

Campus safety and sexual assault prevention advocates are pushing U.S. Department of Education officials to put more focus on enforcement of the Clery Act.

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Papers urge institutions to think about adjuncts, including in terms of retirement

New papers from TIAA Institute urge institutions to plan for adjuncts, including their retirement concerns, with equity in mind.

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