Diversity

Diversity
Aug 19, 2015
U of Alabama sorority faces questions for a recruitment video that appears to suggest it is a home for attractive white women only -- but the video is hardly unique among sorority recruiting efforts in emphasizing blondes in bathing suits over time in the library.

Booklets

"Diversity in the Student Body" is a print-on-demand booklet focusing on demographic and legal issues and the strategies used by different institutions to diversify their campuses.

A copy of the the free booklet may be downloaded here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Pearson.

Blogs

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.

Archive

July 5, 2012

Women sociologists with children are more likely than those without to have tenured jobs, study finds.

July 2, 2012

A Nevada community college student files a federal lawsuit over explicitly sexual class assignments and alleged harassment.

June 27, 2012

Federal judge throws out suit by woman who rejected a counseling program's requirements that gay patients be treated in a supportive manner.

June 22, 2012

Southern accreditor finds insufficient progress after two years that the historically black college was on probation.

June 18, 2012

Obama administration gives undocumented students a way to avoid deportation. While some advocates for the students see major advance, others note what new policy doesn't cover.

June 14, 2012

Members of the American Association for Affirmative Action discuss their views -- as the Supreme Court gets ready to consider a key case.

 
 
May 30, 2012

Asian-American groups urge Supreme Court to bar race-conscious admissions, renewing debate over the impact of such policies.

May 29, 2012

New study -- in challenge to a 2007 finding -- says black graduates of historically black colleges fare better in their careers than do those who earn degrees from other institutions.

 

May 25, 2012

Jennifer Braly, a transgendered student who is a junior at U. of Arkansas-Fort Smith, is now allowed to use female restrooms. Advocates say colleges have been too slow to accommodate such students.

May 14, 2012

An underground group at Biola U. goes public with fliers and a website. The university removes the fliers but also issues a new statement on human sexuality.

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