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   August 2015
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THE STUDENT BODY

Spelman's TatumA Semester of Racial Tensions -- Spelman president, an expert on race relations, discusses a series of incidents this fall that have surprised some (but not her) and what they mean.

Prestige vs. Major -- For women, and especially disadvantaged women, what they study may be more important than where they study -- if they aspire to close the pay gap with men.

Full Access -- Federal judge orders Creighton medical school to provide specific accommodations -- different from those it offered -- to hearing-impaired student.Attractive kids

Looks Matter -- High-schoolers who are physically attractive are more likely than others to complete college, study finds.

Recognizing Pregnancy Absences -- A college in Missouri updates its absence policies to add pregnancy-related absences as excused in response to a student's federal complaint.

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION

MCTCTaboo Subject -- A black female professor says she has been repeatedly investigated by her college for talking about race in ways that offended some white students.

Adding Faculty After Sit-In -- UCLA attracts more criticism with its response to a protest by minority graduate students.

Vow of Silence -- Naropa professor, suspended for not speaking at all, even in class, says he's being punished for speaking out previously about diversity issues.

Mascot Makeover -- Since the NCAA prohibited "hostile and abusive" mascots in 2006, many colleges have moved away from Native American mascots and nicknames. Despite tensions at a few campuses, most institutions have adjusted and moved on.Duke coach

Failing the Female Coaches -- New report aims to hold individual athletic programs accountable for failure to hire female coaches on women's teams.

When Women Lean In, Men Grow Up -- Janel Curry considers how increased gender balance in the administrative ranks affects all college officials -- and how some "team-building" activities should be abandoned, just like male-only leadership teams.

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