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Colleges keep lines of communication open with alumni as they respond to diversity concerns

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As colleges grapple with issues of race and diversity, they face questions from alumni and donors -- not all of whom are pleased with new campus efforts.

Maryland will rename stadium; art distress at Illinois; Harvard law students' demands

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U of Maryland will rename stadium that honored longtime (and strongly racist) president; black professor at MassArt describes being detained by police officers; object on Illinois quad creates concerns for black students; new demands for change at Harvard Law.

Academic at center of Yale controversy over Halloween costumes won't teach there again

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Woman who sent controversial email about Halloween costumes -- and faced uproar over it -- decides to stop teaching at Yale University.

Furor over holiday party advice at U of Tennessee grows there and spreads

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U of Tennessee's advice on holiday parties sets off major political debate in the state, and criticism is spreading to other institutions. Some see a broader attack on diversity efforts.

Maryland and HBCU advocates at odds over how to remedy segregation in higher ed

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In Maryland, the state challenges view that new programs at historically black colleges will attract white students.

Student protest lists of demands get longer and more detailed

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The number and complexity of students' demands of administrations is going up -- and some of the items deal with issues typically left to faculty governance.

U of Chicago calls off classes due to threat of gun violence and other campus safety developments

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U of Chicago calls off classes due to report of planned gun violence; film students arrested in Los Angeles for causing panic with replicas of weapons. UPDATE: Arrest and new details on threat against Chicago.

Student activists want more black faculty members. But how realistic are some of their goals?

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Student protesters on a number of campuses want to see many more black faculty members. But how realistic are some of their goals?

U of Kentucky will cover up and relocate a mural whose depiction of black people has upset many

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Responding to concerns of black students, U of Kentucky will shroud a fresco on the state's history.

Thomas Jefferson is next target of students who question honors for figures who were racists

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At University of Missouri and William & Mary, some place notes on statues honoring the author of Declaration of Independence, calling him a rapist and a racist.

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