Diversity

Campus Diversity Suffers Under Race-Blind Policies

Fifteen years ago, California voters were asked: Should colleges consider a student's race when they decide who gets in and who doesn't?

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U Of Wisconsin Makes Effort To Reach Out To Parents Of Hmong Students

When Pa Her first started at UW-Madison, her parents didn't come with her to freshman orientation. They picked her up from campus but never saw the inside of a classroom. They didn't know what she meant when she said she was stressed out by final exams.

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UC San Diego Revises Handling Of Racial Harassment

The University of California, San Diego agreed to overhaul practices for handling complaints of racial harassment following a federal investigation of campus incidents that targeted black students two years ago, officials said Friday.

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U of Southern California Hopes Slayings Won't Hurt Foreign Enrollment

For the last decade, USC has enrolled the largest number of international students of any college in the country: 8,615 last year.

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Texas A&M Cadets To Be Led By First Black Commander

Nearly a half-century after African-Americans were admitted to predominantly white Texas A&M University, a black student has finally reached the pinnacle of one of its signature organizations.

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Rutgers Investigating Satirical Newspaper Article As Anti-Semitic Bias Incident

A satirical student newspaper is under investigation by Rutgers University after publishing a column in praise of Adolf Hitler and attributing it to a Jewish student activist, Rutgers President Richard McCormick said in a statement.

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Report Addresses College Graduation Rates for Latinos

In Texas, which has the country’s second-largest Latino population, experts say that closing the gap in college graduation rates between Latinos and Anglos will be critical to ensuring that the state has an educated workforce in the next 20 years.

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Gay Mormon Students At Brigham Young U Come Out In Web Video

Students from a strict Mormon college that prohibits "homosexual behavior" have launched a Web video aimed at reassuring other gay and lesbian youth struggling with their faith and sexual orientation.

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To Enroll More Minority Students, Colleges Work Around the Courts

With its decision to take up racial preferences in admissions at public colleges, the Supreme Court has touched off a national guessing game about how far it might move against affirmative action and how profoundly colleges might change as a result.

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At the University of Texas, Admissions as a Mystery

Even after 20 years of legal wrangling, admission to the University of Texas — and what role race plays — still has its mysteries.

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