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Professors have lower academic expectations of Black college athletes compared with white college athletes, a study found. supersizer/E+ Collection/Getty Images

How Black male college athletes deal with anti-Black stereotypes on campus

Black male athletes at Division I schools say they alter their speech, dress and other behaviors to gain acceptance in mostly white academic and athletic settings.
The practice draws different reactions depending on who does it. krisanapong detraphiphat via Getty Images

Plagiarism is not always easy to define or detect

About two-thirds of students admit to plagiarizing material. Faculty are expected to know better, but they do it, too. How should universities respond?
Harvard President Claudine Gay, University of Pennsylvania then-President Elizabeth Magill and MIT President Sally Kornbluth testify before Congress on Dec. 5, 2023. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Why university presidents find it hard to punish advocating genocide − college free speech codes are both more and less protective than the First Amendment

University codes of conduct support their mission to educate. But it’s not easy to balance those codes with the values of free speech, as the resignation of a prominent university president shows.

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