MLK Day post turns public attention to Montana


A writing contest held at the University of Montana to honor MLK and encourage multi-racial dialogue went awry. Instead of helping bridge racial divides among students, it amplified them.

An intelligent argument on race

Scholar makes argument in favor of race-based research into intelligence, but experts in that subfield say it's an unnecessary plea that doesn't square with scientific realities.

Trump's claim about saving HBCUs was false, but his administration has largely backed sector


President engages in "useful hyperbole" by claiming he rescued historically black colleges, but his administration has made good on some of its promise to support the sector.

New book says students are more supportive of affirmative action than is believed

New book says campuses are far less polarized on the issue than is widely believed.

Me Too was a major theme at this year's Modern Language Association meeting


Modern Language Association members discuss how to process the movement -- for themselves, their work and their students.

MLA discusses professors' ethical responsibilities for training graduate students

MLA members discuss professors' ethical responsibilities for training graduate students, as some propose shifts in admissions practices.

Proposed split of United Methodist Church over LGBT issues is welcomed by Methodist college leaders

A proposed split in the United Methodist Church could be good news for colleges that struggled with whether to retain their church affiliation following the adoption of anti-LGBT policies.

AU administrators and students disagree on extent of racial problems on campus


What happens when racial incidents are viewed differently by students who experience them in real time and administrators who try to address the incidents after the fact? At American University, the answer is complicated.

Study: Men frame their research findings more positively than do women

Men frame their research findings more positively than do women, finds a new study. Why does that matter, and how should science respond?

Denison drops out of Posse program, leaving many students angry

College is leaving the popular program for diversifying the student body. Many students aren't happy about the change.


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