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Berkeley again accused of protecting reputation of star professor instead of acting on reports of harassment

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Berkeley is again in hot water for allegedly protecting the reputation of a prominent professor instead of acting on reports of harassment against him. The case this time involves John R. Searle, a noted philosopher of language.

U Chicago committee proposes ways of dealing with those who shout down invited speakers

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As colleges debate what to do about shouting down of speakers, faculty panel at U of Chicago issues a report calling for "free speech deans on call," punishments in some cases and process for removing protesters from events.

Trump budget protected institutional aid for black colleges but not programs that help black college students

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Institutional aid was preserved in White House budget. But several programs facing significant cuts serve disproportionate numbers of minority students -- at HBCUs and elsewhere.

Shouting down of a controversial speaker at McMaster raises new concerns about academic freedom in Canada

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Shouting down of a controversial speaker -- a professor who opposes the use of gender-neutral pronouns -- at McMaster University raises new concerns about academic freedom.

Debates on cultural appropriation in higher education

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Hampshire students accused of attacking Central Maine Community College students over braids in their hair. Conflict is latest over contested adoption of one culture's styles by another.

Pitzer students debate free speech, student safety and cultural appropriation

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A one-line critique of the fashion choices of some white women leads to debate over journalism and cultural appropriation, and to threats made to Latina students.

Racial gap among senior administrators widens

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Recent increases in number of minority administrators don't keep up with demographic shifts, but new study finds broad pay equity.

Trump signs HBCU executive order as campus leaders meet with congressional Republicans

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New executive order moves HBCU initiative into White House but otherwise doesn't depart significantly from previous executive orders on historically black colleges.

DeVos criticized for calling black colleges 'pioneers of school choice'

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Education secretary's remarks astound many advocates for colleges that were created because black students were denied choices.

Academy of Arts and Sciences makes case for increasing foreign language learning capacity

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences makes the case for increasing foreign language learning capacity in a political climate that's increasingly anti-global.

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