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Diversity
Sep 23, 2015
Colleges with air traffic control programs lose students as result of changes in hiring preferences. Is federal agency ignoring need for higher education for those in a role that is essential to safety?

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September 2, 2014

University adds optional application essay on sexual orientation and gender identity.

August 29, 2014

With scrutiny of affirmative action rising, colleges and governments need fresh approaches to helping low-income and minority students attain a higher education, write David Bergeron and Scott Greytak.

August 13, 2014

Professors complain about hovering moms and dads, but many educators find that this isn't an issue for first-generation students, who need more parental involvement.

July 14, 2014

Scholar goes behind scenes to observe professors decide whom to admit to top Ph.D. programs. She finds that GRE and grades dominate first winnowing, while diversity comes into play later.

June 6, 2014

A Vermont college's new curricular venture enables students to self-publish books -- a project officials hope will aid a largely first-generation student body and give humanities students a "deliverable" for the future.

May 21, 2014

Law school group settles suit by Justice Department by agreeing to no longer identify test-takers who receive extra time due to a disability -- and to streamline process of getting extra time.

April 16, 2014
  • Donald Bachand, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Saginaw Valley State University, in Michigan, has been promoted to president there.
  • Elizabeth Davis, executive vice president and provost of Baylor University, in Texas, has been chosen as president of Furman University, in South Carolina.
December 13, 2013

Naropa professor, suspended for not speaking at all, even in class, says he's being punished for speaking out previously about diversity issues.

September 16, 2013

A professor's e-mail to students he thought were minority raises the question of whether help should ever be offered only to that subset of a course's students.

August 27, 2013

While many colleges have not yet felt the effects of sequestration, federal spending cuts could be destructive for tribally controlled colleges.

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