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Diversity
May 04, 2015
Though protected by the First Amendment, protests involving stepping on the American flag create furors at colleges.

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Minor Details
January 23, 2013 - 10:04pm

When parents, teachers, lawmakers and communities debate over which part of the American education system should receive the most scrutiny or support, adult education, specifically General Educational Development (GED),  is rarely in contention. Conceptually adult education programs serve those who depart school without diplomas and are now seeking a credential to access the workforce or postsecondary opportunities.

Minor Details
September 13, 2012 - 9:21pm

Over the past couple of years the censoring of self-expression has been a hot topic on many campuses. Recently the media washed ashore a new wave of controversy concerning Hampton University’s business school policy that restricts MBA students from wearing their hair in locs (or what is more commonly referred to as “Dread-locs”). This comes on the heels of the brouhaha that developed following the implementation of a written dress code policy at Morehouse College.

Minor Details
August 21, 2012 - 10:18am

In recent years the higher education community has focused more on the role institutions’ play in student success. For a long time the blame for failure has been laid squarely at the feet of students.  If a student dropped out of college it was assumed that they were unmotivated, under-prepared, or lacked the aptitude required to be a college graduate.  The fact that dropouts were admitted meant that they somehow fell through an admissions crack undetected.

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May 4, 2015

Duke punishes, but lets return to campus, the student who placed a noose on a tree. In student's apology, he claims ignorance of the meaning of a noose -- an explanation that only some on campus accept.

May 4, 2015

Though protected by the First Amendment, protests involving stepping on the American flag create furors at colleges.

May 1, 2015

Hiring faculty around interdisciplinary themes appears to have a positive impact on diversity and scholarship, report finds.

April 30, 2015

McMaster U addresses gender pay gap by giving $3,500 raises to female faculty members. 

April 28, 2015

AAUP report on Steven Salaita case at U of Illinois says the institution summarily dismissed him for protected, extramural speech. University could face formal vote of censure.

April 28, 2015

As colleges face financial pressure and trim budgets, faculty members are concerned about not just the proposed cuts, but how those changes are communicated.

April 24, 2015

'Instrument of torture' or building block of understanding? UCLA and other universities debate how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors.

April 22, 2015

Can work-life balance provisions be successfully integrated into faculty collective bargaining agreements? 

April 20, 2015

In hiring of tenure-track STEM instructors, female, black and Latino academics have an edge, while Asians are at a disadvantage. But the picture for tenure is more nuanced -- and women with young children lose out.

April 16, 2015

When universities that are sports powerhouses appoint presidents with little experience in intercollegiate athletics, new leaders face a steep learning curve.

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