Diversity

Diversity
May 18, 2016
Republican lawmakers back bill that would substantially cut tuition and revenue, and seek more student diversity, at five system campuses, four of which are minority-serving institutions.

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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.

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.

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