Which Box to Check?

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Some multiracial students say they feel pressure to choose a single racial identity.

Gender Gap at Flagships

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Some trustees at U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggest affirmative action for male applicants.

Demographic Dislocation

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A new study documents huge changes that the loss of affirmative action would have at elite colleges -- for all but white students.

Keeping Students Enrolled

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Study suggests new approach may help community colleges with retention and graduation rates.

It Takes a Counselor, Not a Village

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New research shows that a single, optimistic college adviser can propel legions of low-income high school students to higher education.

Private Colleges' Cash Grew, but Debt Grew Faster

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As financial markets improved, selective private colleges saw their cash and investments increase faster than their operating budgets in the 2004 fiscal year, reversing the pattern of the year before. But except at the very top tier of institutions, the colleges' debt rose even faster, as they poured money into expanding and renovating facilities, Standard & Poor's said in a report released this month.

Lost Dominance in Ph.D. Production

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A new study explores just how far the United States has fallen in educating scientists and engineers.

Aid for the Rich?

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New research links increases in National Merit Scholarships to declines in low-income enrollments.

Male Impact

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Enrollment surges at women's colleges that recently decided to admit men.

'Old Main'

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For most of American history, small colleges have been "the defining core of postsecondary opportunities" for students, writes Samuel Schuman in Old Main: Small Colleges in Twenty-First Century America, just published by Johns Hopkins University Press.


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