Gay rights/issues

Not Marching in Step

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Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" led other elite universities to restore ROTC. Brown is still debating.

They Ask. You Needn't Tell.

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It's common for college applications to have optional questions in which would-be students may indicate their race or ethnicity. In what experts believe to be a first, Elmhurst College has released a new undergraduate application that includes an optional question about sexual orientation and gender identity status.

Admitted students who indicate when applying that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered will be eligible for a diversity scholarship worth one-third of tuition.

Whose Agenda?

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Study finds students are more likely to see gay and lesbian professors as biased than they are straight professors -- based on the same syllabus.

$2 Million in Anti-Gay Bias Case

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A jury sides with an administrator who says NYU eliminated his job after a book described him as Leonard Bernstein's lover.

College and Baptists Split Over Gay Issues

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Virginia Baptists have severed ties to Averett University.

Upwardly Mobile Academic: Ralph J. Hexter

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A Berkeley dean talks about taking Hampshire's top job, politically active campuses, and becoming one of the few openly gay college presidents.

Gay Freedom Riders

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A civil rights group visits Liberty University to start a campaign that will focus on religious and military colleges.

Lukewarm Welcome

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Boston College says it wants to have gay students and professors, but won't ban discrimination against them.

Benefits and Protection

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The number of colleges offering benefits or anti-bias protection for gay employees increased significantly in 2004.

Right to Discriminate Upheld

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N.J. court says Seton Hall can deny recognition to gay group -- even though the Catholic college's anti-bias rule includes sexual orientation.

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