Racial groups

'Gaps Are Not Inevitable'

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It's well-established by now that African American and Latino students graduate college at lower rates than do their white and Asian peers, so it follows pretty naturally that many individual colleges would have lower graduation rates for those groups than for white students, too.

Searching for STEM Success

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Researchers find that some kinds of community colleges are achieving more gains than others in diversifying the science and engineering student body.

'Asians in the Ivory Tower'

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Each fall brings articles about rising Asian-American enrollments at leading colleges and universities. But according to Robert T. Teranishi, associate professor of higher education at New York University, those stories ignore broader realities -- many of them challenging -- for Asian-Americans in higher education. In his new book, Asians in the Ivory Tower: Dilemmas of Racial Inequality in American Higher Education, he discusses these challenges.

Bypassing Controversy

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Oberlin arch honoring Chinese missionaries, a fixture at graduation, has long been criticized as an homage to imperialism. Now administrators have decided, literally, to sidestep the controversy.

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