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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.

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U. of Oregon Law Professor Suspended for Wearing Blackface at Halloween Party

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, “Shurtz sent a note to students saying that she thought her costume would teach others about the diversity issues raised by Tweedy’s book, . . .Black Man in a White Coat (Macmillan) by Damon…

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Free Speech and a Fake Lynching

University of Wisconsin says fans’ offensive costumes depicting a lynched President Obama are protected by First Amendment. Black alumni say incident is the latest in “a long pattern of ineffective responses to a growing racially hostile environment.” WARNING: This article…

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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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#FergusonSyllabus

At the annual meeting of the American Historical Association on Monday, January 5, during a session called “Understanding Ferguson: Race, Power, Protest and the Past,” a panel of historians said “they’ve got an obligation to help students and society at large understand…

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