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More Colleges Are Asking Scholars for Diversity Statements. Here’s What You Need to Know.

By Sarah Brown
 


The documents outline academics’ experience working with people from different backgrounds. As the requests become more common, they’re drawing more scrutiny. PREMIUM


 



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Race on Campus

Seeking a Community, Black Students Turn to Online Chats

By Zipporah Osei
 


African-American students at predominantly white colleges create safe spaces through group chats, where they build networks and sow the seeds of student activism.


The Edge

5 Takeaways From 24 Hours at a Major Teaching Conference

By Goldie Blumenstyk
 


The annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities is a rich mix of professors and administrators. Here are a few things that stood out.



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Students

Extreme Winter Weather Triggers Wave of College Closures Across the Midwest

By Lily Jackson
 


The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor canceled classes for just the third time in 40 years, but it was not the only campus to close in response to Winter Storm Jayden, expected to bring record-low temperatures.




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Commentary

College Presidents Can’t Shoulder All the Blame for Racism on Their Campuses

By Walter M. Kimbrough
 


It is ridiculous to demand that the University of Oklahoma’s leader resign after just six months on the job.


 



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