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Ana Mari Cauce discusses why she chose to use her past as a way to spur tough conversations about racism.

Talking About Talent: Jamie Merisotis on the Role of Higher Education
At Camp Pride, LGBTQ students, allies, and advisers focus on ways to improve campus life for transgender students.

Student Activism and the Social-Media Trap
The director of the National Science Foundation is devising strategies to improve the standing of female scientists, who are paid less and promoted less often than men are.

Locating Low-Income Students Is Not the Hurdle
The term “diversity” has expanded over the years, making it important to have a common definition of DEI. How could this understanding affect how colleges approach diversity statements?
The Evolution of Diversity
Vassar College’s president argues that a key constraint colleges face in diversifying their enrollment is not finding needy students, rather, it’s allocating money for adequate aid.
NSF Gearing Up to Boost Women in Science

Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, focuses on issues that bedevil college campuses, like sexual assault, racial equality, and mental health.
Day for Trans Justice

Watch the interview with Jamie P. Merisotis, a longtime advocate of helping low-income and first-generation students into higher education.
For the U. of Washington's New President, Fighting Racism on Campus Is a Personal Mission

Bernard Milano: Underrepresented Minorities on the Faculty
Bernard J. Milano, president of the Ph.D. Project — a nonprofit organization committed to diversifying the faculty ranks at the nation’s business schools — talks about how the Ph.D. Project works, its track record, and why faculty diversity matters.
Restoring Stability to an Institution Rocked by Protests
The university has never effectively dealt with the "serious scars" of systemic racism and discrimination against African-Americans, he says, and he hopes to help grapple with those issues.

Professors Are More Responsive to Prospective Ph.D.’s Who Are White and Male
White male students are much more likely than female or minority students to hear back from faculty members when they send emails asking to meet to talk about their studies.
Despite Progress, Only 1 in 4 College Presidents Are Women
The proportion has barely budged in a decade, a result of barriers that are both external and self-imposed.
A new report shows progress in assisting minority students earn doctorates, but which strategies are most successful remain unclear.

Helping Minority Ph.D.’s in STEM: Something’s Working
Minority-Serving Institutions Are More Apt to Use Learning
Gauges Internally
Minority-serving institutions are more likely than those that predominantly serve white students to use assessments of student learning for strategic planning and budgeting.
Sensing a Moment, Diversity Officers Swap Tips on Improving Campus Climate
More than 300 of the officials met in Washington this spring, and racially charged campus incidents were very much on their minds. Here are three themes that kept coming up.

Colleges Respond to Racist Incidents as if Their Chief Worry Is Bad PR, Studies Find
College administrations react to hate crimes, hate speech, and other high-profile incidents of bias by focusing mainly on repairing their institution’s reputation.

Underprepared for the Profession
The lack of minority Ph.D.'s has a lot to do with the lack of socialization into academic life.

On Being Undocumented
Eighteen recipients of TheDream.US scholarships share their stories and thoughts on college.
A study of college students linked their negative experiences with diversity to educational setbacks, and positive ones to less-significant gains.
Campus Diversity, Often Seen as Key to Learning, Can Have an Educational Downside

Hiring Faculty Members in Groups Can Improve Diversity and Campus Climate
Hiring faculty members in clusters into multiple departments or colleges was originally designed to expand interdisciplinary research. But faculty clusters also have the potential to help diversity a college's faculty and improve institutional climate.
Talk at a national gathering focused on how to keep diversity and inclusion on the minds of people across campus every day, not just when a scandal strikes.
Making Diversity Not the Work of One Office, but a Campuswide Priority

A Global Education Opens Doors, but Leaves Many Shut Out
International experiences are seen as crucial for today’s graduates. But wealthy, white students are getting most of those opportunities.

Learning the Ways of the Force
A few words of advice to minority students in STEM fields on succeeding in graduate school.

Diversity in Academe
Special Report
The Chronicle is offering a free download of our popular spring Diversity in Academe report, which offers in-depth news coverage on how colleges are improving outreach to first-generation students.
The University of Southern California collaborates with Hollywood on a competition for a series featuring a credible character who is both an engineer and a woman.
TV’s Next Big Star: A Female MacGyver

Washington U. in St. Louis Hails Turnaround in Student Diversity
Washington University in St. Louis, which has drawn sharp criticism for years for its lack of student diversity, announced a jump in diversity in the freshman class enrolling this fall.

Meet 2015’s Outstanding Colleges
In our eighth annual survey, 86 colleges were recognized. Learn more about the 12 recognition categories and view the full list of Great Colleges to Work For.

What to Expect as the Supreme Court Revisits Race in Admissions
The Supreme Court plans to revisit a lawsuit challenging how the University of Texas at Austin considers race and ethnicity in admissions, setting the stage for another heated national debate over affirmative action at colleges.

Black Students Are Among the Least-Prepared for College, Report Says
African-American students' college readiness is lagging compared with that of other underrepresented students, according to a new report released on Monday by ACT and the United Negro College Fund.

The Professor Is In: The Meaning of “Inclusiveness” in a Job Ad
You don’t have to embody yourself to be able to cultivate it on campus.

A Year of Racial Tumult Brings Potent Lessons – and Risks – to the Classroom
Scholars of race have seized on social movements like #BlackLivesMatter to enliven their courses. But their efforts have taken a personal toll.
One university in Texas figured out how to grow: by raising admissions standards to make students feel proud to attend.
Higher Enrollment, Greater Diversity

U. of Denver Law School Discriminates Against Female Professors, U.S. Panel Says
The University of Denver’s law school has been discriminating against female faculty members for more than four decades, according to the EEOC.
A University System Makes a Big Push to Strengthen Diversity on Its Campuses
The State University of New York is expected to approve a sweeping new policy that seeks to make its campuses more welcoming to a range of underrepresented groups.

Hiring in Academe: Insights on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In this month’s exclusive booklet, The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses seven myths about campus diversity, how one liberal-arts college improved their search process to diversify their faculty, and other topics on hiring.
The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business finds that small changes in the hiring process pay off.
How a Top Business School Added More Women to Its Faculty
Cornell’s Pitch to Humanities and Social-Sciences Ph.D.s: All of You, Apply Here
The university has advertised a tenure-track position that is open-discipline and open-department, prompting speculation that the listing is a hoax. Here's the real story.
When applicants and institutions push for "fairness," they aren’t even talking about the same thing.
College Admissions Isn’t Fair … Whatever That Means
On “Diversity”
I have become allergic to the word diversity. It feels empty, or worse, like a chore. Words lose capital when they are overused or when the cultural climate that fostered their meaning changes.
New Ivy League, Same Old Elitism
Top colleges have become more diverse, but they’re still bastions of elitism.
Sexual Assault on Campus: Facing the Realities
Do fraternities have a place on the modern campus? As investigations on sexual assault are continuing to make headlines, how are colleges responding? Get our newest collection of insights on sexual assault.
As colleges promote diversity in their missions, so must they promote it in their hiring. In order to strengthen mentoring relationships between professors and students, students need to be able to see all types of people represented at their university.
Why Colleges Need to Hire More Trans Faculty
Faculty and Student Groups Urge Ole Miss to Quit Flying State Flag
Faculty and students fight for their school to create a safe, tolerant environment as some people question if the public university could stop flying the flag of the state that supports it.
As Louisville's President Apologizes for Insensitivity, Students Demand Changes
President James R. Ramsey learned a lesson in cultural appropriation this past month. Now students are demanding changes to make the university a more inclusive environment.
Why the Debate Over a New Admissions Process Matters
The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success' new application system has some college admissions offices jumping on board and leaves others wondering if it's worth it.
Because the social-networking app is anonymous and location-specific, it can be revelatory while making difficult situations worse.
Amid Racial Tensions, the Role of Yik Yak is Complicated
When Pursuing Diversity, Victory is Hard to Define
Across the country, students are demanding that colleges become more inclusive of minorities. But changing a racial climate is a long-term struggle.
Racial Disparities in Higher Education: An Overview
The protests in Missouri offer a reminder that efforts to improve diversity among students, faculty members, and administrators have a long way to go.
"This plan is not simply, Here’s a bunch of money; go find faculty," said a university official. But diversity efforts can require broad collaboration and careful planning.
Now Yale Faces the Hard Part: Turning $50 Million into Faculty Diversity
On Some Campuses, Protests Continued Over Thanksgiving Weekend
At many colleges, students went home for the holiday. But on at least three campuses, protests over racist climates continued. Here's an update on those protests.
Campus activists are increasingly pushing their institutions to require classes that explore race, ethnicity, or cultural awareness. But giving those requirements teeth can be a challenge.
Diversity Courses Are in High Demand. Can They Make a Difference?
How much do we play into the professorial stereotype that our students want us to portray?
The Professor Is a Drag Queen
Many Arab Students Go to the U.S., But Rarely Is the Reverse True
Arab interest in attending American colleges continues to grow, while few students from the United States study in the Middle East and North Africa.
Removing Racist Symbols Isn’t a Denial of History
On the contrary, it acknowledges that history is irreducibly contradictory, bloody, and shot through with injustice — as well as with courageous resistance to oppression.
Students' Demands Go Beyond Black and White
Many of the recent protests over campus diversity have focused on the concerns of black students. But Latino and Asian students are raising their voices, too, and their interests can differ.
Black Students Are Overrepresented in Low-Paying Majors, Study Finds
While more African-American students attend college, they are overrepresented in majors that typically lead to low-paying jobs, such as human services and community organization, social work, and theology and religious vocations.
Confronting a Racial Divide, Missouri’s Interim President Finds Anger and Finger-Pointing
Nearly three months after the University of Missouri’s top two officials resigned amid student protests, Michael Middleton leads an institution still wrestling with its path forward.
Bar Association Investigates Bias Complaint at BYU Law School
The American Bar Association is investigating a complaint that Brigham Young University’s law school violates the group’s nondiscrimination guidelines by maintaining policies that allow the expulsion of students for being homosexual or for losing their Mormon faith before graduation.
How a Duke Imam Became a Lightning Rod in the Campus Israel Wars
The Center for American Progress’ investigation into the rise of American Islamophobia documented how seven foundations had directed money to a small network of "misinformation experts" whose message of "hate and fear" reached millions of Americans.