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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.

Racist Facebook page discovered at Pomona

Weeks after Harvard University voided the admission of incoming students who participated in a racist Facebook group, the California college grapples with a similar group involving hundreds of current students.

New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians sets off major debate

New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians based on photos has been called nearly everything -- from bad science to an important “wake-up call.”

Reed College course lectures canceled after student protesters interrupt class to protest Eurocentrism

Lectures for one of Reed College’s signature learning experiences, a humanities course on the ancient Mediterranean, were canceled after protesters tried to interrupt the class to protest perceived Eurocentrism. What’s the future for courses grounded in ancient -- largely Western -- texts?

Editorial in 'Nature' sets off debate over building names and statues that honor racist scientists

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As debate over statues and building names moves from Confederate generals to researchers, editorial in Nature receives intense backlash.

Shenandoah University wants to make it easier for parents to return to work after a baby

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Shenandoah University wants to make it easier for parents to return to campus after a baby by inviting newborns to join their moms and dads at work. Older kids are also welcome if child care falls through or in emergencies.

Professors’ op-ed rails against modern culture, ‘inner-city blacks’

Essay by law professors at Penn and San Diego asserts that “all cultures are not equal,” decries modern culture, birth control, “inner-city blacks” and “anti-assimilation” Latino immigrants. Many at Penn are demanding the university speak out.

At Washington and Lee, complicated debate about Robert E. Lee

Amid renewed push against Confederate monuments, Washington and Lee University says being named after the Confederacy’s top military leader reflects institutional history. Others see idolatry.

Study of top public universities finds limited faculty diversity, and yet signs of progress -- except for African-Americans in STEM

Study of top public universities finds limited faculty diversity, yet signs of progress -- except for African-Americans in STEM.

University of Texas and Duke remove Lee statues and Bowdoin removes Confederate plaque

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Duke removes statue of Robert E. Lee. University of Texas will remove statues of Lee and 3 other Confederate leaders. Bowdoin removes plaque honoring Confederate alumni and Jefferson Davis.

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