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Diversity
Mar 30, 2015
An investigation at the University of Oklahoma reveals that members of its Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter learned the racist song they sang during the fraternity's national leadership conference.

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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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March 30, 2015

An investigation at the University of Oklahoma reveals that members of its Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter learned the racist song they sang during the fraternity's national leadership conference.

March 27, 2015

N.C.A.A., Educause, NASPA and other groups hosting events in Indiana say they're concerned about new law that critics argue gives businesses the right to discriminate against gay people. Thus far, no one is staying away -- and some wonder why criticism came too late.

March 25, 2015

The University of Oklahoma is one of the few institutions of its size without a chief diversity officer.

March 19, 2015

Photograph of U.Va. student leader, after encounter with state police, renews debate about race and law enforcement.

March 19, 2015

In wake of racist video, SAE says it will hire a director of diversity and require diversity education, but some say its plan is inadequate.

March 19, 2015

The same fraternity in the national spotlight for a racist video was involved in incidents against American Indians in the 1990's -- and Indians question whether the university is doing enough to boost minority recruitment.

 

March 17, 2015

California's community college system signs an agreement with nine historically black colleges to make it easier for students to transfer across state borders.

March 13, 2015

Presidents overwhelmingly say they should have more input in faculty hiring and tenure decisions. But just how much say should they have? 

March 10, 2015

U. of Oklahoma removes Sigma Alpha Epsilon from campus after video surfaces of members singing of pride in keeping black people out. But SAE remains at many campuses, despite hateful incident after hateful incident.

March 10, 2015

U. of Richmond faces praise and criticism for trying to change a tradition that resembles a debutante ball.

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