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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.

Report indicates first-year students are more politically polarized than ever

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Annual survey of first-year college students reveals deep partisan splits.

New round in debate over Ann Coulter and her right to speak at Berkeley

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She refuses to speak when university says it would be safe and insists she will appear this week. Milo Yiannopoulos says he's coming back in the fall.

Auburn, Berkeley incidents illustrate how difficult it is for public colleges to bar speakers

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Officials at Auburn and Berkeley tried to stop two controversial speakers on campus but ended up reversing their decisions amid First Amendment concerns. Experts say it's difficult for public institutions to meet legal tests and keep speakers from campus.

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