Racial groups

Different Kinds of Diversity

Counseling centers are urged to pay more attention to subgroups of students whose needs may not have been considered previously.

Flip-Flop on Florida State

NCAA approves university's use of Seminole name and imagery, citing tribe's support.

Generational Improvements

Study documents educational progress for children of immigrants, and gaps among immigrant groups.

Price Increases Sharpest at Public Colleges

Study also finds slight increases in share of degrees going to women and minority students.

Bradley's 'Braves' Stay on NCAA's 'Hostile' List

The National Collegiate Athletic Association declared Thursday that it had rejected Bradley University’s appeal to be dropped from a list of institutions deemed to have “hostile” or “abusive” Native American nicknames or mascots, in a ruling that spells trouble for the rest of the 15 institutions that remain on the NCAA’s list. Bradley's teams are known as the Braves.

Identifying the Racial 'Unknowns'

Over the past decade and a half, the number and proportion of college students opting not to reveal their race when asked have shot up, to 5.9 percent of all students in 2001 from 3.2 percent a decade earlier. The increases have raised two major questions: Who are these students, and why are they declining to identify themselves? The answers have implications for college officials and policy makers on a wide range of issues, including affirmative action and student life.

Integration Later

2 years after supposed breakthrough, concerns mount at U. of Alabama over racial segregation at sororities and fraternities.

What Top Applicants Want

Students draw on a host of factors to make a college decision, and they might not be in the order you think.

If There's a Will

If departments want black science, math and engineering students to become faculty members, they should have mentors who want close relationships with them, according to a recent study from the University of California at Berkeley.

New Arguments on Affirmative Action

Are Asian college applicants systematically discriminated against? Are law schools to blame for unhappy black lawyers?


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