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May 01, 2015
Hiring faculty around interdisciplinary themes appears to have a positive impact on diversity and scholarship, report finds.

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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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November 4, 2014

There are more women than men going to and graduating college, but female students only account for about one-third of student body presidents.

November 3, 2014

Costume company's idea of a female Ph.D. derided as sexist and foolish by real female Ph.D.s.

November 3, 2014

Most black and Latino doctoral students in STEM fields are not earning their degrees within 7 years, and many are leaving their programs, new study finds.

November 3, 2014

Cancer researcher says anonymous online comments on a research-sharing website cost him a new job at U. of Mississippi. 

October 31, 2014

Appeals court sides with adjunct who says she was fired for speaking out against part-time faculty working conditions.

October 28, 2014

With a new graduation season, a new controversy arrives. Berkeley students protest selection of comedian viewed as anti-Muslim.

October 21, 2014

The movie "Dear White People" is "a satire about being a black face in a white place." Does it accurately portray race relations on mostly white campuses?

October 6, 2014

Group aims to define the qualities needed in a position becoming more common in higher education.

October 6, 2014

When two students at elite women's college embraced symbolism of the Jim Crow South, they set off debate at an institution that is proud of being majority minority, but where some feel isolated and ignored.

October 6, 2014

Sean Decatur describes how Kenyon College took a stand against anonymous online bullying.

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