Jun 19, 2018
Study finds recommendation letters for academic jobs signal doubt about female applicants more than they do for men, with real, negative effects on their job chances.


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April 9, 2018

Florida Atlantic professor faces opposition from students after his essays blaming "black supremacy" for slavery and generally defending the Confederacy surface.

April 5, 2018

Author discusses his new book about gay students and LGBT activism at Christian colleges.

April 4, 2018

Author discusses her new book, which argues that federal laws that weren't focused on gender led to rise in female enrollments in higher education.

April 2, 2018

Historically black technical college in South Carolina may close due to sharp enrollment drops, raising questions about whether it receives adequate support and concerns about the hole it might leave.

March 30, 2018

University of Michigan will rename two buildings -- one honoring a late president and the other a late professor -- after research showed them both to have promoted bigoted ideas.

March 30, 2018

Department of Education has narrowed scope of civil rights inquiries -- a necessary step, it says, to deliver speedier resolutions to students and colleges. Some criticize changes, especially in light of new funding from Congress to support investigations.

March 29, 2018

Virginia Tech's women's lacrosse team has come under fire for singing a song with a repeated racial slur, leading many to say the incident highlights a lack of diversity in the game.

March 27, 2018

New study examines impact of tuition increases. Nonselective institutions see the greatest decline in diversity.

March 26, 2018

We must change hiring practices to produce racially and ethnically diverse faculties, argues Estela Mara Bensimon.

March 23, 2018

SUNY Binghamton engineering professor offends many by asking about a “white” engineering society in response to an email from a black students’ group.


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