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Sep 30, 2016
At a protest at East Tennessee State University, a white student shows up in a gorilla mask and taunts black students by dangling bananas at them.

Booklets

"Recruitment, Diversity and Success" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

The booklet, which may be downloaded here, features articles on issues related to the recruitment of diverse student bodies and examples of institutional experiments and successes.

Inside Higher Ed's editors will play host to a free webinar to discuss the issues explored in the compilation on Wednesday, June 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register for the webinar or learn more.

The booklet is made possible in part by advertising support from Workday.

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

September 24, 2013

Some faculty members are outraged that science education magazine published letter of anti-gay rhetoric.

September 19, 2013

Segregation in sororities is neither a surprise nor unique to Alabama, experts on the Greek system say.

September 17, 2013

Following reports that U. of Alabama sororities won't admit black members, president of university imposes system that will expand opportunities to join chapters. Is this enough?

September 16, 2013

A Columbia professor got very detailed on his website about what he expects of his graduate students. Some praise his clarity, but others have been taken aback by his strict rules.

September 16, 2013

Members of a fledgling fraternity at the University of Texas at Dallas strive both to be true to Islam and to just "have fun."

September 13, 2013

White House office gets as its new leader the former president of South Carolina State.

September 10, 2013

American Sociological Association tries to figure out the gender choices members should get to categorize themselves -- and the process is far from simple.

September 3, 2013

Only months after a ruling on affirmative action, higher ed groups again turn to the justices -- this time urging that Michigan's ban on the consideration of race in admissions be overturned.

August 30, 2013

Political scientists consider whether advances for women in the discipline will come from copying questionable male tactics or from changing the nature of values of the field.

August 22, 2013

Laura Wright considers the way the ideas of women -- in and out of the academy -- are judged.

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