Racial groups

Heated Debate About HBCUs

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Officials of historically black universities challenge research suggesting that their graduates have lost earnings power compared to alumni of white institutions.

The Postsecondary Picture for Minority Students (and Men)

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U.S. study offers comprehensive portrait of status of black, Hispanic and other Americans in higher education -- but its most revealing data may be on the college gender gap.

Minority College Enrollments Edge Higher

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Annual report finds gains for all racial and ethnic groups, but black and Hispanic Americans continue to lag their white peers in college-going rate.

A Haven for Minority Scholars

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1,100 black, Hispanic and other minority Ph.D.'s and doctoral students gather for advice and kinship in a setting where they're more than a "speck in a room."

Closing the College Achievement Gap

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19 university systems join new effort to improve college-going and graduation rates of low-income and minority students -- vowing to halve existing disparities within 8 years.

New Numbers on Underrepresented Faculty Members

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Research on women and minorities in the sciences and social sciences examines the entire population of professors at top 100 departments in 15 fields.

Football Diaries

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“Redshirts,” written by a Middlebury lecturer and playwright, tackles the rocky relationship between academics and athletics at a fictional Division I university.

Berkeley as the 'Immigrant University'

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California has long been a land of immigrants; in 1920, almost a quarter of its residents were foreign-born, though the vast majority of the population had European roots. So it probably won't shock anyone that the state's flagship public university, the University of California at Berkeley, today has a strong immigrant tilt to its undergraduate student body.

When Identity Trumps Diversity

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When a professor asked for an exemption to a Calvin College policy so she could join a black church -- while remaining a tenure-track faculty member -- the board said no.

Communication and Comfort Across Ethnic Lines

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Study of U. of California shows interaction among different demographic groups is commonplace, students generally feel a sense of belonging.

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