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Salem State University, facing criticism from minority students, shutters art exhibit on election

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Salem State invited artists to create works inspired by election. Several paintings, created by critics of Trump, were intended to draw attention to oppression. But minority students were offended -- and university shuttered exhibit.

110 college presidents issue letter to Trump urging him to speak out against harassment and hate

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More than 100 campus leaders urge Trump to take more forceful stand against "harassment, hate and acts of violence." UPDATE: More presidents sign on.

NSSE survey finds lack of support, unsafe feelings among minority students

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Student engagement survey finds black students are more than twice as likely as other students to feel "physically unsafe" on campus, and that black professors interact more with their students than do other professors.

Oberlin fires Joy Karega following investigation into her anti-Semitic statements on social media

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College fires Joy Karega, effective immediately, following an investigation into her anti-Semitic statements on social media.

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?

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