Study of top public universities finds limited faculty diversity, yet signs of progress — except for African-Americans in STEM.

Efforts to diversify the faculty may not be focusing enough on key areas, namely math-based fields — especially when it comes to black faculty members. And such efforts haven’t led to any premium in pay for those hired to contribute to campus diversity. That’s all according to a new study of faculty representation and wage gaps by race and gender in six major fields at 40 selective public universities.

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Two U.S. Senators called on President Donald J. Trump and their fellow lawmakers Thursday to support their bipartisan effort to win passage of the Dream Act.

The Senators introduced the bill anew Thursday after 16 years of stymied attempts to pass the legislation that would grant legal status to those brought to the United States illegally as children.

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Graduate student enrollment is declining at for-profit institutions, but the sector continues to resonate with one particular demographic — black women.

“Of black bachelor’s degree recipients, women will more significantly go on to get master’s degrees,” said Sandy Baum, a senior fellow in the education policy program at the Urban Institute. “African-American women are more likely to go to the for-profit sector.”

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Privilege retreats. That’s the first thing to understand about it: it doesn’t just stand still, waiting for everyone else to catch up, but keeps moving. Sneak past the velvet rope keeping the great unwashed out of the party, and another rope will materialise behind it, guarding an even more exclusive gathering. Level a playing field, and soon the lucky few start getting invites to play in another more exclusive game. The good stuff always seems to be just out of reach.

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