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Students Vent Frustrations as Yale Leaves a Slavery Champion’s Name Intact

The decision to retain the name of Calhoun College has touched off a passionate reaction at a university that has faced months of racial unrest.

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How Young Republicans on One Campus Are Adapting to a Fractured Party

From a more progressive band of conservatives to "Terps for Trump," the University of Maryland at College Park’s Republican groups mirror the national divide.

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An Accused Student’s Lawsuit Takes Aim at Education Dept.’s Title IX Guidance  

A male athlete who was found responsible for sexual misconduct asserts that his university mistreated him because of pressure from the government. Some experts doubt, however, that federal guidance is compelling colleges to side with accusers.

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7 Questions About a New Test-Prep Venture  

ACT Inc. and Kaplan Test Prep say their new online instructional service will help democratize the college-preparation process. Here’s how it will work.

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A Sex-Assault Case at Brigham Young Puts Honor Codes in the Spotlight  

Do codes of conduct, especially those at faith-based institutions, discourage students from speaking up about sexual assault? The university is wrestling with that question as it investigates one student who reported a rape.

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In a Year Defined by Demands, Mizzou Seniors Make One More: Beer

How the Class of 2016 persuaded the alumni association and the university to give each graduate a pint of beer.

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After Protests Over Race, Kansas Experiments With a Multicultural Student Government  

Much remains unclear about how the new body will function. But the aim is to give a place at the political table to students who have felt disenfranchised by the university’s Student Senate.

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They Ran as a Joke. Then They Won. Meet 2 Student Leaders Who Shook Things Up in Texas.

After a campaign that relied on Tinder and Lunchables, Xavier Rotnofsky and Rohit Mandalapu have tackled serious issues with a mix of satire and substance.

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Spellings Says Controversial LGBT Law 'Sends a Chill' Through U. of North Carolina

The system's president says she is “absolutely” worried about the implications of the law, particularly “what it might suggest with respect to the culture we would be engendering on campuses.”

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A Lawsuit, Unmet Demands, and Coloring Books: Inside Duke’s Sit-In

Days after they were told to leave, eight students at Duke University continue to occupy an administrative building. How did it come to this?

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A Thin Line Divides Engaging With Activists and Alienating Them  

Paying lip service to complaints without acting on them risks arousing student anger.

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In an Era of Campus Activism, a Student Group Seeks to Be the Face of Free Speech  

The Princeton Open Campus Coalition formed in response to a movement that, its founders felt, was stifling constructive dialogue.

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How North Carolina's Ban on Anti-Bias Ordinances Could Affect Colleges  

As legal challenges to House Bill 2 loom, here’s a look at what it means for the state’s public and private colleges.

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A Wave of Sexual-Assault Cases Kindles Anger on Baylor’s Campus  

Incidents involving the Baptist university’s powerhouse football team have unsettled many students. Now the administration is taking action on a problem that activists say runs deeper than sports.

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Beyond Sombreros, Tequila, and ‘Gangster’ Parties  

When colleges respond to incidents of cultural appropriation, they are accused of political correctness run amok. Can these controversies be educational?

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The Mental and Academic Costs of Campus Activism  

Many members of student protest groups have found it hard to balance coursework and advocacy, or to process the social-media invective they face. But the stigma of discussing mental-health issues may slowly be lifting.

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Should Campus Leaders Ever Disinvite a Controversial Speaker?  

Amid increased student activism, college officials have been forced to grapple with whether — and for what reasons — they should cancel contentious speeches.

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Harvard Report Highlights Concerns About Exclusive All-Male Clubs  

A university task force called out the prestigious "final clubs" for fostering a culture of "sexual entitlement." Harvard isn’t the first institution to grapple with the challenges posed by such groups, which wield outsize influence on campuses but operate with little oversight.

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‘We Got to Capture What You Didn’t Get to See’: Filming Concerned Student 1950

A team of students got access to the Missouri protest group before it made national news. Their documentary premiered on Saturday, with Spike Lee in the audience.

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On the Path to Graduation, Life Intervenes  

Student poverty, homelessness, and hunger didn’t used to be colleges’ problem. Now they are grappling with how much to help.