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Student Diversity

Principled Pluralism

Alec Hill | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Alec Hill

When pluralism is wrongly defined, nonsensical policies result. In the California State University system, for example, sororities and fraternities are explicitly exempted from gender discrimination in selecting leaders, while faith-based groups are not.

When it Comes to Diversity, Who Counts?

Martha S. Jones | Posted 05.26.2014 | College
Martha S. Jones

When talking diversity at colleges and universities, the numbers count. Still, when it comes to mixed-race students, too often they do not count at all.

Respect: The Cardinal Virtue For a Campus Community

Grant Cornwell | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Grant Cornwell

What does it mean to treat other persons as ends-in-themselves and never merely as means? Well, the central idea is that every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, that in all of our interactions, even with those with whom we disagree, or whom we don't like, or who may even disgust us in some way, we must engage them in ways that recognize their humanity.

Rich Kid, Poor Kid: How Mixed Neighborhoods Could Save America's Schools

| Sarah Garland | Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. During the half century that Theresa Cartwright has lived in the East Lake neighborhood of...

The Global Search for Education: A Life of Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In 2009, Sir David Watson received the Times Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award. I had the opportunity to get Sir David's views on higher education and a life of learning.

Principal Bans Halloween Costumes, Says Holiday Is 'Problematic'

Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

A Massachusetts elementary school principal has lashed out against traditional American holidays, banning costumes in school for Halloween and telling...