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Chinese Are Now The Largest Group Of Foreign Students At Univ of California-Davis

On a recent Sunday, more than 500 Chinese students at UC Davis filled Freeborn Hall and sang both the U.S. and Chinese national anthems at their Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.

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At Univ of California-LA, Asian-Style Diversity On The Menu

The renovated dining commons at Rieber Hall is offering food from seven national cuisines. It's part of a trend by colleges nationwide to replace old-style cafeterias and 'mystery meat' offerings with innovative ethnic fare that's more healthful.

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Immigration Law: Spring Hill College Students Use Facebook To Put A Face To Immigrants

Spring Hill College is trying to put a face to immigrants who are threatened by HB 56, Alabama's controversial new immigration law.

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U.S.-Citizen Children Of Immigrants Protest Higher Tuition Rates

U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants must pay out-of-state tuition in Florida. A lawsuit has been filed to overturn the policy.

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Advocate Calls For ‘Transgendering’ Higher Ed

Offering gender-neutral housing and more single-stall bathrooms are two things the University of Utah and other institutions could do to make their campuses more welcoming to transgender students and employees, a national advocate for transgender rights said Wednesday.

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At Hearing On Admissions, Univ of Wisconsin 'Categorically' Rejects Bias Claims

Top UW-Madison officials vigorously defended their admissions policies at a sometimes-testy legislative hearing Monday, called after the president of a conservative think tank leveled a charge that the university engages in "severe discrimination" based on race and ethnicity.

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Eastern Conn. State Highest In Minority Faculty

A new study of faculty at universities nationwide says Eastern Connecticut State University has the largest percentage of minority teachers among Connecticut colleges and universities.

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RI Senator Seeks Legal Opinion On Immigrants' Instate Tuition

Sen. James C. Sheehan (D-North Kingstown) said he has asked U. S. Atty. Peter F. Neronha for a legal opinion on whether the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education violated federal law when it voted recently to grant in-state tuition for undocumented students.

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Seton Hall, Stevens Institute Of Technology Inaugurate Immigrant Presidents

Two immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as students decades ago were inaugurated as presidents of two of New Jersey’s largest private universities in separate ceremonies Friday.

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College Diversity Nears Its Last Stand

Diversity is the last man standing, the sole remaining legal justification for racial preferences in deciding who can study at public universities. Should the Supreme Court disavow it, the student body at the University of Texas and many other public colleges and universities would almost instantly become whiter and more Asian, and less black and Hispanic.

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