Race and ethnicity

Skipping Class for a Reason

At some colleges, students and employees stayed away or organized rallies to oppose immigration restrictions.

Ethnic Tensions in Dallas

First Latino chancellor of community college district resigns after 3 years -- amid disputes over what went wrong.

If There's a Will

If departments want black science, math and engineering students to become faculty members, they should have mentors who want close relationships with them, according to a recent study from the University of California at Berkeley.

The Value of Intervention

Community colleges find that intense programs make a difference on retention and academic performance -- particularly for minority students.

Struggling to Keep Black Students

In 2 states that can't use race in admissions, Florida creates new grant program and UCLA faces "crisis."

The Importance of Critical Mass

Study suggests that greater numbers may be key to encouraging success of black students.

Law Schools and Diversity Standards

Members of U.S. civil rights panel clash over proposed changes in accrediting language on use of race in admissions.

Closed Doors

Study documents the increasing difficulty of transferring to elite private institutions from community colleges.

New Arguments on Affirmative Action

Are Asian college applicants systematically discriminated against? Are law schools to blame for unhappy black lawyers?

Is the Schoolhouse Door Open?

A new trial will determine whether Alabama's public colleges and universities are sufficiently desegregated.

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