Diversity

Diversity
Sep 16, 2016
Graduate student enrollments increased nearly 4 percent last year, with the biggest relative gains seen among underrepresented minority groups.

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January 18, 2016

To increase racial diversity in the professoriate, we need to build the pool of Ph.D.s of color, writes Julie R. Posselt, and that means confronting barriers in the admissions process.

December 10, 2015

Administrators at colleges and universities should stop spending enormous sums to remain in denial about their institutions' problems, writes Shaun R. Harper.

October 5, 2015

A professor at Mount Holyoke asked his students to name slurs that might have been used against groups of which they are members. The college helped seven students switch sections, but now one student has gone public with the incident.

September 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?

June 15, 2015

Academics weigh in on the curious case of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who allegedly passed as a black instructor of African-American studies for five years.

November 10, 2014

Harcum College has a campaign in which a woman appears headed to a health profession and a black man is shown in a suit with a basketball. Is this a perpetuation of stereotypes?

September 24, 2014

Anonymous racist posts on social media network prompt Colgate students to stage sit-in, now entering third day.

September 11, 2014

A new study suggests that giving public research university boards in Texas the power to set tuition helped raise prices and suppress Hispanic enrollment.

September 3, 2014

Mount Holyoke College adopts formal policy to admit students who are female or who identify as women.

September 2, 2014

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

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