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As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works to Employ Its Own

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Nov 20, 2017

When he started working as a bartender a few years ago in Seattle, Howie Echo-Hawk says he began experiencing discrimination. First, a bar manager told him to get a respectable haircut. “I had a Mohawk, which is the traditional style of my people and I wore it because of that,” he said. Echo-Hawk is a… Continue reading

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Calling Off a Classic

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Nov 14, 2017

Knox College in Illinois this week canceled a planned production of Bertolt BrechtsThe Good Person of Szechwan, based on student protests that it is racially insensitive. But unlike some faculty members involved in parallel controversies elsewhere, theater professors at Knox blame themselves for not properly framing the play for students, rather than students for being… Continue reading

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But Will Her Husband Move?

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Nov 7, 2017

Study suggests women with male partners face bias in searches for junior faculty members. The search committee chair said of a job candidate, She seems to have the highest potential based on limited information. The other search committee members agreed — with regard to her qualifications. But other issues quickly came up. One committee member… Continue reading

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Asian American Students Still Struggling With Burden of Expectations

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Oct 31, 2017

When Amy Chua published The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother in 2011, a book about how she raised two high-achieving daughters, people took notice. Chua is Chinese American and both daughters were on their way to Harvard, with an impressive roster of activities that included excelling at piano and violin. Chua described how she… Continue reading

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Expectations, Race, and College Success

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Oct 24, 2017

Near the beginning of a new study on racial attitudes and college attainment, the authors note the story of Desiree Martinez, who attended a high school in a low-income part of Los Angeles and longed to enroll at the University of California, Los Angeles. She confided her ambitions to a teacher. The teacher frowned and… Continue reading

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Anger Over Stereotypes in Textbook

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Oct 24, 2017

Education in the health professions has for many years included instruction on the importance of asking patients about their backgrounds and beliefs, which may relate to understanding conditions they are experiencing and inform possible treatments. But those who teach future nurses and doctors stress that background is but one characteristic of a person, and that… Continue reading

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Latino Americans ‘falling further behind’ on higher education

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Oct 17, 2017

The higher education attainment gap between Latino people in America and their white and black counterparts is widening, according to new research. AstudyfromGeorgetown Universitys Center on Education and the Workforce finds that the share of Latinos in the US who obtained at least some postsecondary education increased from 35 per cent to 45 per cent… Continue reading

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2 Keys to Success for Underprivileged Students: When to Start College, and Where to Go

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Oct 17, 2017

In poor urban neighborhoods, getting not just to but through college can be a path to a brighter future. But where students enroll, and how soon after high-school graduation they start college, can markedly affect their chances of earning a degree. Astudyof former Philadelphia public-school students by researchers at Drexel University found that six years… Continue reading

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When College Was a Public Good

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Oct 17, 2017

At a recent town-hall meeting in Tucson, local business leaders took up education in the state of Arizona. They examined state support for public colleges among the lowest in the country and fretted about their future work force, says Gary D. Rhoades, a professor of higher education at the University of Arizona. They… Continue reading

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More Study Abroad Opportunities Needed for Students of Color

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Oct 5, 2017

As a junior at Howard University, Savannah Bowen left Washington, D.C., to study at the Sorbonne in Paris for the spring semester. Her experiences in France have since become an invaluable reference point when mapping out her career. Read the entire post here.

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