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Sep 28, 2017
Boston College and UC Riverside share how they quickly hired more faculty members from underrepresented minority groups, without relying on hard numerical targets or costly initiatives.

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September 28, 2017

Boston College and UC Riverside share how they quickly hired more faculty members from underrepresented minority groups, without relying on hard numerical targets or costly initiatives.

August 15, 2017

Sociologists talk about teaching in the political now, with an emphasis on critical media literacy, ground rules for a discussion and an understanding that students see sociology classrooms as somewhere to try to make sense of current events.

July 6, 2017

New paper explains effort to fight gender bias in political science, and, perhaps, in other disciplines as well.

June 28, 2017

Books on social and racial issues get spotlight among freshman reading assignments. This year, one showing up on campus lists focuses on low-income and rural white people, J. D. Vance’s 2016 sociopolitical breakout, Hillbilly Elegy.

June 2, 2017

University of California plan forges connections between students and professors who were the first in their families to attend a four-year institution.

April 25, 2017

Controversy over Alice Goffman's book lives on, with students at Pomona saying the sociologist's alleged racial insensitivities should disqualify her from a visiting professorship there.

March 13, 2017

At American Council on Education annual meeting, three university leaders discuss freedom of expression and student demands for inclusive environments.

March 1, 2017

Black students graduate, on average, at a rate 22 percentage points lower than white students. Closing that gap will require individual institutions to improve completion rates and highly selective colleges to enroll more black students, a new report says.

February 3, 2017

As many Northeastern colleges fear enrollment declines, Lehigh University charts ambitious growth plan including 1,000 additional undergraduates, 100 more faculty members and a new college of health.

January 13, 2017

Large grant to organization of black colleges reignites debate about taking funds from leading foe of government spending, on which the colleges and many students depend.

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