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Q&A with author of new book on how parenting affects student outcomes

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Author of a new book on how family matters for college women's success argues that four-year public institutions are increasingly dependent on active -- and wealthy -- parents, and that can harm students with less-involved parents.

Professors urge Department of Education to revise sexual assault guidance

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Law professors issue joint letter saying Education Department guidance to colleges goes too far and poses risks to the rights of accused and of institutions.

Minority students at U of Kansas create parallel student government

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Frustrated by what they view as the system's lack of commitment to addressing their concerns, minority students at the University of Kansas are forming a parallel student government.

Student protests this year broaden beyond issues of race

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Race is still a prominent issue in this semester's rallies and sit-ins, but students are also pushing issues related to campus employees, foreign policy, state laws on sexual orientation and more -- and linking the various topics.

U of Wisconsin student pulled from class, arrested for anti-racist graffiti

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U of Wisconsin police pull black student from class to arrest him for allegedly spray-painting anti-racist messages across campus, prompting criticism that university cares more about graffiti than bigotry.

Several students win recent lawsuits against colleges that punished them for sexual assault

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Colleges lose series of rulings in suits brought by male students accused of sex assault. In stinging decisions, judges fault lack of due process.

Bradley University forgoes guest commencement speakers

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Bradley U announces it will no longer have outside commencement speakers. Leaders hope to avoid controversy, cut costs and keep everyone awake.

Graduation gap between black, white students at public colleges widens, despite overall gains

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Public colleges are increasing students' overall graduation rates, but a study finds the gap between black and white students continues to widen.

Harvard's report condemning all-male organizations is in rare company

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Harvard singled out its final clubs as especially dangerous places for women. Victims’ advocates and researchers argue more colleges should take a similarly hard look at fraternities.

Trump used as taunt against students and minority groups

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A trend that started in high schools -- using the candidate's name to insult groups of students -- has spread to higher education. Experts expect the national political divisiveness to extend to campuses.

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