Discrimination

Harvard Law Review to consider gender in editor selection process

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With only 9 women among 44 editors, the Harvard Law Review expands its affirmative action policy to include gender.

Study of British university students points to issue of bias in academic hiring

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Study of British students points to potential for bias in academic hiring.

New book on diversity work in higher education

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Editors discuss new book on diversity work within higher education.

Dispute at Gallaudet over chief diversity officer's gay marriage stance

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Gallaudet's decision to suspend and to rehire its chief diversity officer over her stance against gay marriage raises issues about administrators' rights and responsibilities.

Reinstatement of sororities at Swarthmore College sparks controversy

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As a group of women readies to open a sorority to Swarthmore for the first time in 80 years, some students are calling for a schoolwide referendum, arguing that a sorority violates the college's Quaker values and emphasis on learning.

Applicant sues over law school's alleged failure to account for grade inflation in admissions

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Applicant alleges that Baylor University's law school discriminated against him by not accounting for grade inflation in admissions.

Arkansas-Fort Smith transgender student wins access to women's restrooms

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Jennifer Braly, a transgendered student who is a junior at U. of Arkansas-Fort Smith, is now allowed to use female restrooms. Advocates say colleges have been too slow to accommodate such students.

Notre Dame of Maryland hires a male president, a rare move for a women's college

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Notre Dame of Maryland, a women's college, makes a surprising choice for its next president. (Hint: Not a woman.)

University Accused of Housing Bias

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Nebraska-Kearney faces federal discrimination charges -- which it disputes -- after barring student from bringing therapy dog with her to live in university-owned apartment.

Relationship Problems

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Years after colleges banned or discouraged professor-student romance, a murder in Idaho and other recent incidents show that these affairs continue.

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