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   May 2015
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THE STUDENT BODY

Hot Button Decisions in California -- Governor signs bill to give aid to undocumented students, and rejects bill that would have tried to undo state ban on consideration of race in admissions decisions.

University Accused of Housing Bias -- Nebraska-Kearney faces federal discrimination charges -- which it disputes -- after barring student from bringing therapy dog with her to live in university-owned apartment.

Out, in ROTC, at Military College -- After failed attempts under "don't ask, don't tell," cadets at Norwich U. have finally formed the organization that's a staple on most campuses -- a club for LGBT students and allies.

Hot for Professor -- Michelle Miller questions sexual harassment policies that take away the right of students to opt for a relationship -- however complicated -- with an instructor.

Sweet Home Alabama?  The higher education provisions in the state immigration law currently in court show the statute's authors to be on the wrong side of history and policy, writes Michael A. Olivas.

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

'Ill-Equipped' Political Science -- Discipline urged to pay more attention to issues of race and inequality, and to diversify.

Do Faculty Strikes Work? In tough times, with unions under attack, professors on picket lines face huge challenges -- and some think the impact may not be purely economic.

The R Word -- College of William & Mary sends e-mail to faculty reminding them to be careful about the language they use in class and, specifically, asking them not to use the word "retarded" in class.

Pastors and Rabbis and Imams -- A new graduate institution describes itself as "the world's first interreligious university" and aims to educate future Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy members and other religious leaders side-by-side.

The White Man's Trick Bag -- Its time for advocates for black colleges and black students to embrace statistics and metrics, writes Roy L. Beasley.

Pursuit of Happiness -- Mama Ph.D. blogger Liz Stockwell wonders whether she sets  a bad example for her daughter by making decisions that sacrifice career pursuits for family balance.

And check out Inside Higher Ed's newest blog. Minor Details offers insights on the college completion agenda, higher education policy, and institutional performance, from James T. Minor of the Southern Education Foundation.

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