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Mount Holyoke will now accept applications from transgender women

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Mount Holyoke College adopts formal policy to admit students who are female or who identify as women.

Duke U. adds voluntary admissions question on sexual orientation and gender identity

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University adds optional application essay on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Professors, robots protest U. of Iowa's pink locker room

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While it remains a beloved bit of visual smack-talk for many football fans, some students and faculty say the University of Iowa's pink visitors' locker room is sexist and discriminatory.

U. of Mississippi tries new approach to its history with race -- and faces criticism

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U. of Mississippi considers implications of its 'Ole Miss' name, its racial history and what steps will promote inclusiveness.

U.S. senators announce campus sexual assault legislation

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Bipartisan Senate bill would stiffen penalties on colleges and require campus climate surveys. College lobbyists are skeptical of much of the legislation.

2 Christian colleges win Title IX exemptions that give them the right to expel transgender students

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Many were surprised when a Christian college won exemption from Title IX so it could bar a transgender student from housing. Two more Christian colleges have now received exemptions -- giving them the right to subject transgender students to expulsion.

Appeals court upholds U. of Texas affirmative action policy

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Appeals court backs U. of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions, but appeal is likely headed back to Supreme Court.

Scholar explores how graduate admissions committees view measures of merit and diversity

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Scholar goes behind scenes to observe professors decide whom to admit to top Ph.D. programs. She finds that GRE and grades dominate first winnowing, while diversity comes into play later.

Washington and Lee moves Confederate flags, apologizes for having owned slaves

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Washington and Lee U., named in part for a hero of the Confederacy, apologizes for having owned slaves and moves Confederate flags from near statue of Lee.

Study: Elite male biologists hire fewer female grad students and postdocs than do peers

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Elite male biologists are less likely than other male biology researchers to hire female grad students and postdocs for their labs, study finds.

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