Race

Liberal arts college presidents create diversity and inclusion alliance

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A group of new liberal arts college presidents of color has formed an alliance to collectively address issues of racial diversity, equity and inclusion on their campuses.

Racial disparities in higher education funding could widen during economic downturn

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Since the last recession, the U.S. has made little progress on the funding gap for colleges that serve disproportionate shares of students of color. That gap may widen as the country heads into another recession.

Adding ethnic studies into college curricula has long been controversial, but is this moment different?

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As ethnic studies requirements are put in place in California, capping years of struggle, educators discuss why it's important to talk about race in the classroom.

Black students need changes to policies and structures beyond higher education

Experts agree higher education needs to do more to create equity for Black students. But more attention needs to be paid to barriers Black students face before they step foot on campus.

Colleges cancel diversity programs in response to Trump order

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Some institutions have begun to cancel diversity, equity and inclusion programs in response to a Trump order. Critics say the order is censorship.

Stanford diversifies its business school

How Stanford's M.B.A. program got more diverse -- and larger, too -- in the year of the pandemic.

Washington and Lee offers full-throated defense of targeted professors

Washington and Lee offers full-throated defense of professors targeted for political and racist reasons.

University of Chicago English faculty prioritizes Black studies graduate students for 2021

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University of Chicago English says it's only admitting Black studies Ph.D. candidates for 2021 admissions cycle, citing Black Lives Matter and the field's complicated history with regard to race.

More allegations of racial fraud in academe

Jessica Krug resigns from George Washington as a graduate student from her alma mater also admits to being dishonest about racial identity.

Scholars on strike for racial justice

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Academics across the U.S. strike and teach for racial justice and an end to police violence against people of color.

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