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Backlash Over Student Group's Demands

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Whether it's a testament to the organizing muscle of Facebook or the intense feelings about race issues at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, upwards of 650 people have signed an online petition reprimanding a group of black students for making what signatories say are unreasonable demands of the university's administration.

In Search of Skeletons

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In wake of Brown report on slavery, other colleges feel the pressure to shed light on the sorry sides of their pasts.

Supreme Court Weighs Use of Race in K-12

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Justices grill school lawyers over integration measures but give no indication court plans to revisit Michigan affirmative action decisions.

'B' Grades for Diversity in College Sports

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association is, on balance, achieving both gender and racial diversity on the playing fields of its members and in its own offices. But white males continue to dominate athletics director and conference commissioner positions, according to an annual report on college athletics. 

Progress Over the Long Term

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Report finds significant strides in science education and employment by women, but less progress by members of minority groups.

Going Borderless and Bilingual

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U. of Texas at El Paso's unique M.F.A. program expands into the online sector.

Racist Banter Behind Closed Doors

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In a coming book, scholars examine the abundance of derogatory comments white students make when only they are around.

Advanced Placement Still Ascending

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Number of test takers and high scorers rise, though gaps in performance among racial groups still vexing.

Minorities and the Sociology Pipeline

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Study finds that minority sociologists disproportionately drop out of academe at the Ph.D. level and again during tenure process.

Changing Duke's Culture

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For Duke University's lacrosse team, some semblance of normalcy -- if not closure -- came last weekend, when the team whose previous season had been canceled amid the now-infamous rape case that roiled the campus returned to action for the first time. Thousands of fans cheered and few (if anyone) jeered, according to published reports. 


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