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Linking Diversity of Students in Higher Education to Diversity of Admissions Staff

 Scott Jaschik’s article renews debate over whether too-narrow definitions of merit and too-homogeneous admissions staffing limit the diversity of those who are admitted.  To read the complete article click here. Advertisements

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Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago

“Even after decades of affirmative action, black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at the nation’s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago, according to a New York Times analysis.” Click here to read entire article.

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A College and Klan Traditions

An article about Wesleyan College  in Macon, Ga., where traditions of the Ku Klux Klan once played a key role in campus life, includes examples of KKK influence in other higher education institutions in the United States.

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Confronting Academia’s Ties to Slavery

Harvard’s president, Drew Gilpin Faust opened “a major public conference exploring the long-neglected connections between universities and slavery. Harvard had been “directly complicit” in slavery, Ms. Faust acknowledged, before moving to a more present-minded statement of purpose. ‘Only by coming…

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Mandatory Microaggression Training at Suffolk University

Those who attended the November 1 Racial Literacy session saw the blog post by an undergraduate who was erroneously charged by her professor with committing plagiarism.  Presenter Dr. Ruha Benjamin showed the post, Academia, Love Me Back, as an example…

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