Diversity

UC Davis is holding eight faculty searches focused on candidates' contributions to diversity, instead of narrow disciplinary expertise

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Hoping to increase faculty diversity, UC Davis is holding eight open searches focused on candidates' contributions to diversity, instead of narrow disciplinary expertise.

U.S. reveals investigation of alleged anti-Asian bias at Yale

U.S. Education and Justice Departments are investigating. University says its practices are legal.

Administrators, students and activists take stock three years after 2015 Missouri protests

The University of Missouri has new administrators, new policies and, leaders say, a new attitude after concerns over the racial climate in Columbia exploded in 2015. But challenges loom, and some are far from convinced enough has changed.

After racist coach scandal, Brandeis demotes two administrators, severs ties with another

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University demotes two high-ranking administrators after they apparently failed to follow policy in investigating and disciplining a reportedly racist coach.

Former professor at New School accuses it of failing to live up to its own progressive reputation

A former professor at the New School accuses it of failing to live up to its own progressive reputation, denying her tenure for her work on diversity.

Big racial and sectoral gaps in student loan default rates mostly persist even after controlling for wealth and income

Crisis-level student loan default rates among black borrowers and those who attended for-profits cannot be explained fully by students' backgrounds, study finds, including measures of income, employment and parental wealth.

Students' postsecondary education arcs affected by parents' college backgrounds, study finds

First-generation college students are less likely to persist and graduate than are children of college-educated parents, a national study finds.

Research suggests that colleges broaden students' political views

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Study counters widely held views about how students' political views change when they arrive in college.

University of Alabama may have violated First Amendment by kicking out racist student, experts say

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Civil liberties supporters want University of Alabama president to reverse expulsion of student who posted racist rants, saying her First Amendment rights were violated.

How two institutions diversified their faculties without spending big or setting hard targets

Boston College and UC Riverside share how they quickly hired more faculty members from underrepresented minority groups, without relying on hard numerical targets or costly initiatives.

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