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   August 2015
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THE STUDENT BODY

Did the Court Punt? Or Not? -- 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.

Quiet in Texas -- Supreme Court's decision produces a mixed but muted reaction among students at the University of Texas at Austin, with many expecting a more definitive ruling.

Researchers vs. Clarence Thomas -- The day after the Supreme Court justice cited "mismatch" theory to criticize affirmative action, a study is released offering new evidence questioning that analysis.

Not Quite an End to Affirmative Action -- Michael A. Olivas analyzes a ruling in a case he says had no business being before the Supreme Court.

The Case for Asian-Serving Colleges -- New federal designation for institutions that serve Asian-American and Pacific Islander students could significantly aid low-income students in those groups, a study finds -- but funding for those colleges lags.

Uphill Battle for HBCU Athletes -- Despite some targeted support from the NCAA, historically black colleges struggle to keep up with increased academic standards. Given enrollments dominated by underprepared students, is more money enough?

Expelled for Sexuality, and Sent a Bill -- A student expelled for having a lesbian relationship and ordered to repay $6,000 in scholarship money is fighting back.

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

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

Online Accessibility a Faculty Duty -- Lawyers and a disability rights advocate stressed that faculty members must be proactive rather than reactive in making sure their online courses and materials are accessible for students with disabilities.

Into the Lawyers' Den -- U.S. civil rights official seeks to reassure college lawyers that the agency has not altered its sexual harassment standards through recent settlements.

The Mom Penalty -- 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.

'Mothers in Academia' -- Editors discuss themes of new collection of essays on challenges faced by academic women with children.

Fat-Shaming in Academe -- Professor sets off furor with comment on Twitter about obese Ph.D. applicants.

A Massive Burden -- The Education Department's approach to sexual harassment will cost a great deal of time and money, and will limit free expression, writes Samantha Harris.

Looking for Bias -- University of Colorado board votes to survey state of political diversity, with focus on Boulder campus. Will the responses help anyone?

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Race, Class, and the Fisher Ruling -- The implications of a new study of class-based affirmative action.

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July 22, 1 p.m. Eastern


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On July 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed presents Race, Class, and the Fisher Ruling -- a webinar on the implications of a new study of class-based affirmative action at the University of Colorado at Boulder that suggests that – under certain circumstances – a class-based approach might yield equal or greater levels of class and racial diversity. Featuring Matthew N. Gaertner of Pearson's Center for College and Career Success and Melissa Hart, associate professor of law and director of the Byron R. White Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the webinar is ideal for admissions officers and leaders, diversity officers, legal affairs staff, and senior administrators.

The webinar costs $199 and will consist of a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute question period. There is no conference call required for this event -- the entire presentation, including audio, is delivered via the web. You may gather as many colleagues as you like to view the webinar via one monitor, but only one login per registration will be allowed. This event will be captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing by SpeechText Access.

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