Race and ethnicity

Tough Love for Colleges

Federal higher ed panel emphasizes colleges' high prices and urges greater accountability.

Uphill Climb

While all colleges in New Orleans struggle to recover, black institutions have some of the greatest challenges.

Identifying the Racial 'Unknowns'

Over the past decade and a half, the number and proportion of college students opting not to reveal their race when asked have shot up, to 5.9 percent of all students in 2001 from 3.2 percent a decade earlier. The increases have raised two major questions: Who are these students, and why are they declining to identify themselves? The answers have implications for college officials and policy makers on a wide range of issues, including affirmative action and student life.

Held Back at Michigan?

Black graduate students charge that they are recruited -- and then discouraged from going for doctorates.

Integration Later

2 years after supposed breakthrough, concerns mount at U. of Alabama over racial segregation at sororities and fraternities.

The Value of Enrollment Targets

Most states don't have solid goals -- and that makes it harder to identify problems, report says.

An Approach That Works

Harvard’s increased aid and outreach to low-income students has played key role in increasing their enrollment, report says.

Latino Students and Colleges

Number of Hispanic-serving institutions increased 80 percent in 8 years.

Pathways for Indian Student Success

Student affairs specialists promote ideas for helping a diverse population succeed.

Anger and Consequences

Amid rape allegations, Duke suspends lacrosse season -- and experts consider lessons and warnings for other colleges.


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