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Furor over holiday party advice at U of Tennessee grows there and spreads

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U of Tennessee's advice on holiday parties sets off major political debate in the state, and criticism is spreading to other institutions. Some see a broader attack on diversity efforts.

Claremont McKenna dean resigns amid protests over race

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Claremont McKenna dean of students resigns amid protests over comments on race and campus climate.

More students punished over sexual assault are winning lawsuits against colleges

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Students suspended or expelled over allegations of sexual assault rarely succeed in lawsuits against the institutions that punished them. That's starting to change.

U of Kansas rejects rule change that would prevent fraternities from recruiting high schoolers

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University of Kansas rejects a sexual assault panel's recommendations that would change how fraternities and sororities woo new members, saying any rule changes are up to the students.

Appeals court finds Georgia State psychologists didn't have First Amendment right to complain about boss

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Federal appeals court finds memo from Georgia State psychologists criticizing management of counseling center had no First Amendment protection.

Survey finds big differences between black HBCU graduates, those who attended other institutions

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New Gallup-Purdue University report says black students are more likely to feel supported and be engaged in work after graduation if they attend historically black colleges and universities.

Williams students revoke invitation to speaker who criticizes feminism

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Alumni fund speakers who represent views that may make students uncomfortable. Did Suzanne Venker fit that category too well?

Oregon community college is site of third-worst mass shooting at a college campus

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At least 10 die and seven more are injured in shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College. It was the third-deadliest mass shooting ever at a college campus.

Half of college graduates say college is worth cost, survey finds

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New data from Gallup-Purdue survey find only half of alumni "strongly agree" that college is worth what they spent. Students with experiential learning opportunities and supportive professors were more likely to agree.

1 in 4 transgender students say they have been sexually assaulted, survey finds

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Same survey that found high rates of female students reporting sexual assault finds that nearly a quarter of transgender students experience some form of sexual violence while in college.


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