Controversy leads Reed College to ask: Should colleges bar even consensual relationships between supervisors and their subordinates? Are student employees entitled to know about harassment findings in departments in which they work?
Submitted by Jake New on December 5, 2014 - 3:00am
The University of Florida will pay Colorado State University $7 million to hire away its head football coach, Jim McElwain, Colorado State announced Thursday. It is the largest such buyout in college football history. The previous record was the $4.3 million buyout the University of Texas paid to the University of Louisville for its head coach earlier this year. Colorado State will receive $3 million in cash from Florida and $2 million from McElwain. As part of the agreement, the university will be paid another $2 million to play a football game at Florida. Colorado State's offensive coordinator will serve as an interim coach as the university searches for a full-time replacement.
The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa plans to review the use of the song "Dixieland Delight" in athletic events, AL.com reported. Critics have suggested that Dixie-focused music can be less than inclusive to black students and fans. At the same time, the university denied rumors -- which have angered many Alabama fans -- that the university has already decided to ban the song from official events.
Submitted by Jake New on December 4, 2014 - 3:00am
Following the suspension of Greek social functions at a slew of colleges and an allegation of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, the president of the University of Mary Washington has placed a hold on the university's plans to potentially establish a Greek system on campus. In an email to the student body, Richard Hurley, the university's president, announced the creation of a 15-person task force comprising professors, students, and staff that will explore issues surrounding Greek life and sexual assault. Hurley said now was not the time for the university to consider a Greek system when "much of the current national attention has focused on the role of Greek life organizations within university communities," and that "some institutions are placing restrictions on the activities of these organizations or even disbanding them."