Race and ethnicity

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.

Diversity Debate at Lehigh

Low minority enrollments trigger series of protests and considerable campus discussion.

A New Faith at Catholic Colleges

Muslim students arrive in significant numbers -- ready to engage in campus life while maintaining their own identities. 

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