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Claremont McKenna suspends 5 students for blocking a speech

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Claremont McKenna announces punishments for those who prevented an audience from hearing Heather Mac Donald, an author whose views on criminal justice they call racist.

After full day of meetings on Title IX, DeVos says improvements needed

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Education secretary, after day of meetings on campus sex assaults, says that “many things are not working well.” Advocates fear she will loosen requirements of colleges.

Harvard faculty committee recommends Greek, other clubs be eliminated

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A Harvard panel of faculty members and administrators wants to eliminate Greek life and other exclusive groups.

Involvement of groups that have focused on false rape claims at department summit criticized

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Women’s groups alarmed that Title IX summit will include “men’s rights” groups that many say minimize reality of rape; statement from key civil rights official -- on which she later backtracked -- casts doubt on 90 percent of campus reports of assaults.

Trump administration civil rights officials promise colleges fairer regulatory approach

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Trump administration’s top two enforcers of civil rights laws for education promise college lawyers timelier, fairer treatment, but vow no “retreat” on anti-discrimination enforcement.

Advocates warn cuts to Office for Civil Rights would further slow resolution of Title IX cases

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Trump wants to cut staffing at OCR, already facing a backlog of Title IX and other complaints, by 7 percent.

More accommodations for transgender students on the horizon

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Colleges are starting to accommodate transgender students, but some are doing it better than others.

University of Utah program pushes technical skills for liberal arts majors

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University of Utah’s new certificate program raises a question: Do students with liberal arts degrees need more to get a job?

College hazing becoming easier to punish

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With high-profile hazing cases such as the death of Timothy Piazza at Penn State comes more willingness to punish -- by both prosecutors and universities.

Arrest of U of Maryland student in stabbing death of Bowie State student shakes both campuses

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White U of Maryland student, who officials say was a member of white supremacist group on Facebook, is charged in fatal stabbing of a black Bowie State student, leaving others questioning how safe they are.

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