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Flag burnings and taking down flags return as protest tactics

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As postelection protests continue, tactic people associate with the Vietnam era returns -- and so does debate about symbolism, patriotism and history.

Protests and incidents spread following Trump election victory

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In wake of election, black freshmen at Penn receive racist emails; students protesting Trump at Central Missouri have firecracker thrown at them; controversy over flag burning at Hampshire and more.

In Trump's win, professors see threats to science and academic freedom -- but also an opportunity to connect with students

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In Trump's win, professors see threats to science and academic freedom -- but also an opportunity to connect with students.

U of Oregon suspends professor who wore blackface to party

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University of Oregon suspends faculty member while investigating her conduct at a Halloween party. Many of her colleagues demand she resign. Legally, can she be sanctioned?

Suffolk, responding to controversy over treatment of Latina student, to require microaggression training for all professors

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Suffolk announces new policy in wake of furor over a Latina student's report about how her instructor doubted her vocabulary.

NYU professor who used anonymous Twitter account to criticize the university, trigger warnings and safe spaces is on paid leave

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An NYU professor who used an anonymous Twitter account to criticize the university, trigger warnings, safe spaces and the ‘academic left’ is on paid leave days after his identity was revealed. What happened?

Latina student's story about how professor reacted to word "hence" sets off debate on stereotypes

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Blog post called “Academia, Love Me Back” raises concerns about stereotypes and inclusivity.

At Alabama and Greenville, a backlash to anthem protests by black students

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At Alabama, black students draw criticism from flag-carrying fans and ugly comments on social media. At Greenville, veterans take to the field (without permission).

Surveys of graduate students reveal campus climate issues at Yale, Michigan

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At a time when graduate schools are under pressure to produce more minority Ph.D.s, surveys at Yale and Michigan show the challenges facing nonwhite doctoral students.

Writers group seeks middle ground on campus speech

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Writers’ group has some concerns but rejects idea of a crisis. It offers guidelines that back free expression but also sympathize with the demands of minority students.

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