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Aug 21, 2018
Officials of UNC Chapel Hill said that they lacked authority to remove Confederate statue. Protesters toppled it.

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.

Archive

September 23, 2011
Wording in the Common Application regarding ethnicity is causing headaches for students and institutions trying to gauge diversity.
September 16, 2011
The NCAA clarifies its policies on when transgender athletes can play on the teams they identify with.
September 13, 2011

Almost quadrupling in just a few months the number of students who attend summer courses is uncommon at any university.

For M. Christopher Brown II, the new president of Alcorn State University, a historically black public land-grant university in Mississippi, it wasn't quite good enough. In the past, the university enrolled about 500 students in summer courses. Brown set the provost a goal of 2,000, with a bonus offered for achieving it. They ended up with about 1,900, and as happy as Brown is about the increase, the provost isn't getting his bonus.

September 12, 2011
Appeals court vacates decision that invalidated 2006 vote in Michigan. Full court will reconsider challenge to ban on consideration of race in admissions.
September 6, 2011

Minority students at community colleges are more likely to succeed when they have minority instructors, study finds. For white students, performance drops.

August 30, 2011
Years after colleges banned or discouraged professor-student romance, a murder in Idaho and other recent incidents show that these affairs continue.
August 26, 2011

For some students with autism, the idea of operating in the social environment of a college classroom can be so debilitating as to derail the pursuit of higher education at all. For those who do enroll, their condition can make it difficult to succeed in a traditional classroom setting.

August 24, 2011

It's common for college applications to have optional questions in which would-be students may indicate their race or ethnicity. In what experts believe to be a first, Elmhurst College has released a new undergraduate application that includes an optional question about sexual orientation and gender identity status.

Admitted students who indicate when applying that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered will be eligible for a diversity scholarship worth one-third of tuition.

August 23, 2011
Study finds interaction across races in the dining hall may be more important than what takes place in the classroom when students evaluate campus climate.
August 23, 2011
At community colleges, there is no gender gap among science and technology faculty. And study finds that women teaching in the sector are happy.

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