INSIDE HIGHER ED -- Diversity Insider
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The Pupil Cliff -- Decrease in high school graduates and growth of minority groups will put increased pressure on states to rethink policies and institutions to improve recruitment, retention and outreach to new student populations, according to new report.

Measures of Segregation -- Data presented at economics meeting show the long-term shifts in the way black and white students are educated -- and suggest that affirmative action bans may increase desegregation by some measures.

What Is Merit -- With Supreme Court decision on affirmative action looming, admissions and legal experts debate whether and how to move beyond test scores and grades, and whether "non-cognitive" measures will yield more diversity and more successful students.

Obama's Immigration Plan -- The president's proposal would give citizenship to undocumented students and green cards to master's and Ph.D. graduates in STEM fields.

Debates on Men at Women's Colleges -- Wilson will become coeducational. Salem considers whether to let a transgendered student stay after becoming a man -- and sparks fears that it will change its mission.

For Vets, Dorms Meet Domesticity -- New Mexico State's veterans-only housing breaks new ground by keeping those students and their families on campus and integrating them into residence life.

Enslaved -- President Obama, please make college access for the needy the emancipation issue of your second term, urges Inside Higher Ed columnist Wick Sloane.


With Regrets -- Senior Africana studies professors at Penn pledge to skip president's dinner, saying diversity push at Penn is more talk than action.

Seeking Brains, Brawn -- Faculty advocates and disability law experts question physical requirements included in many of Azusa Pacific University's job ads.

Shades of Bias -- Study of British students points to potential for bias in academic hiring.

Paternal Parental Leave -- Male faculty members don't take paid parental leave as often as critics assert, even when their spouses also work.

The Marriage Factor -- Female historians who are married move to full professor at a slower pace than their single colleagues, new study finds. For male historians, a spouse appears to speed up promotion.

Fatherhood and Academic Life -- When a father is the one balancing work and family duties, not everyone in academe is supportive or even understands, writes Matt Fotis.



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