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UT-Austin president and admissions director discuss the Fisher decision

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UT-Austin's president and admissions director discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. the University of Texas and its impact on the university.

Lawyers analyze Supreme Court decision on affirmative action

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Some say Supreme Court put off the real fight on affirmative action. But others believe the justices -- without saying so explicitly -- made it much harder for colleges to defend consideration of race in admissions.

Supreme Court orders new appeals court consideration of affirmative action case

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Supreme Court orders new appeals court consideration of the right of U. of Texas to consider race in admissions. Ruling requires "strict scrutiny" for such policies, but doesn't offer the sort of definitive guidance on affirmative action that many expected.

Monsters University explores the value of diversity in college settings

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"Monsters University," more than being a comment on higher education, is a film about the limits of hard work and the value of diversity. It’s also “Revenge of the Nerds” with brighter colors and more limbs.

Data suggest baby boomer faculty are putting off retirement

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New study shows that professors are delaying retirement or not planning to retire at all, due to both professional and economic reasons.

Prominent Arab studies scholar challenges Georgetown in tenure decision

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Leading professors in Middle Eastern studies are stunned by Georgetown scholar's tenure denial. Some blame Middle Eastern politics and others blame the politics of political science.

Student activists spur sexual assault complaints, but some say Education Department is overstepping its bounds

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Student activists have shined a national spotlight on sexual assault on campuses, but others are encouraging colleges to fight back against federal rules they say are overreaching.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of professor who talked about sex with students

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Appeals court finds Slippery Rock U. was within its rights to dismiss a tenured professor for sex discussions with students on a spring break trip he led.

Report calls for end to grouping of Asian-American students in one category

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Report urges colleges and other education groups to disaggregate the numbers about Asian-American students, and says current practices to aggregate data hide inequities.

New book on gender, family and academe shows how kids affect careers in higher education

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A decadelong research initiative out of the University of California at Berkeley culminates in a detailed look at the effects of children on men's and women's academic careers.

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