Diversity

Auburn University targets student diversity, faculty satisfaction in new five-year strategic plan

Auburn University's board of trustees has unanimously approved a new five-year strategic plan to guide the flagship school's direction through 2018 by focusing on five priority areas.

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Supreme Court raises bar for affirmative action in college admissions

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed affirmative action to survive in college admissions but imposed a tough legal standard, ruling that schools must prove there are “no workable race-neutral alternatives” to achieve diversity on campus

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Partnership programs make college a reality for first-generation students

Even though college is several years away for 15-year-old Alex Martinez, the New Jersey high school freshman has already gotten a taste of college life.

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Christian college expels lesbian student, asks for tuition

Danielle Powell was just months away from her college graduation when she fell in love with a fellow student at Grace University in Omaha, Neb. But the other student was a woman, and same-sex relationships were forbidden at the biblical-based Christian college.

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What did integration at the University of Alabama mean for those who followed?

Five decades ago, Vivian Malone Jones and James Hood broke the color barrier, opening the University of Alabama for thousands of black students to follow in their footsteps.

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University of Washington to require diversity course

Saying it has an obligation to prepare students for a more global society, the University of Washington will require undergrads to complete a course in some area of diversity — economic, cultural or political — before they can graduate.

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New university in south Texas awaits governor's signature

The institution, which will open once its accreditation has been secured, will be a part of the University of Texas System and is expected to start out with 28,000 students, making it among the county’s largest institutions serving primarily Hispanic students.

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Young, black and buried in debt: How for-profit colleges prey on African-American ambition

There are a few dictums that have enjoyed pride of place in black American families alongside “Honor your parents” and “Do unto others” since at least Emancipation. One of them is this: The road to freedom passes through the schoolhouse doors.

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For-profit colleges wrong solution to higher education problem

For-profit colleges are not the answer to the rising cost of higher education. This increase is having a disastrous impact on many poor and middle income Americans, and it's disastrous for Mexican-American and other Latino communities.

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Lawsuit: Lone Star College voting system hurts minorities

A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the Lone Star College System of violating minority voters' rights by having at-large elections that limit their representation.

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