University adds optional application essay on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Naropa professor, suspended for not speaking at all, even in class, says he's being punished for speaking out previously about diversity issues.
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.
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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