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Feb 26, 2015
U. of Minnesota restricts (but does not ban) racial identifications in messages about suspects. Should other colleges, facing criticism from minority students, follow suit?

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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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September 10, 2012

When student journalists asked professor about how she fed her sick infant during first day of class, she objected -- and told her story online. Amid all the discussion of family-friendly policies, is this an issue that remains undiscussed?

August 31, 2012

Black students are far less likely than others to retain state lottery scholarships in the South, study finds. Odds are worse for those who are black and low-income, with low ACT scores and grades.

August 27, 2012

Political scientists consider positions they are taking on gay rights by attending or staying away from their discipline's largest gathering.

August 22, 2012

New study finds some male researchers seek egalitarian role at home, but most (including some starting their careers) do not.

August 15, 2012

CSU-San Marcos starts reaching out to foster youth in high school and continues giving personalized support at the institutional level.

July 30, 2012

Chair of new federal effort to promote black educational attainment says that focus on data and accountability could yield much-needed results.

July 27, 2012

2 male philosophers propose that scholars stay away from conferences that don’t have female keynoters.

July 25, 2012

As professors at many campuses complain that they are shut out of decision-making, Alcorn State asks faculty to help decide which administrators' jobs to eliminate, and which need a new person in the post.

July 19, 2012

Tarrant County College agrees to pay $160,000 to instructor who says she lost her job for being a lesbian. Lawyer says case shows that bias based on sexual orientation can be fought even in states that don't bar it.

July 18, 2012

New study suggests that if Supreme Court bars consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions, consequences could be significant in graduate education.

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