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College lawyers hear discussion about tension between free speech and inclusivity

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At meeting of college lawyers, panelists rue students’ lack of understanding of First Amendment and share strategies for balancing expression and sensitivity.

Wesleyan College in Georgia apologizes for decades in which institution embraced Ku Klux Klan culture

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On same day Atlanta newspaper exposes decades KKK influence on the culture and activities of Wesleyan College, the women's institution publicly apologizes and acknowledges its past for first time.

Colleges face challenges when producing historical theater

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Native American walkout from the University of Wyoming’s production of The Fantasticks illustrates challenges facing college drama.

College allegedly suspends a communications adjunct for comments about race on Fox News

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Essex County College allegedly suspends a communications adjunct for comments about race on Fox News, but she’s fighting back with the tools of her trade.

Scholar who is popular speaker nationwide ousted from center directorship at Ohio State, amid allegations of misconduct

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Scholar who is popular speaker nationwide is ousted from center directorship and resigns faculty job at Ohio State, amid allegations of misconduct.

Classicist finds herself the target of online threats after article on ancient statues

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Professor’s essay about the original color of classical statues is mocked by conservative websites -- and then she receives online threats.

Evergreen State remains closed amid another threat, and groups frame controversy in different ways

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College calls off classes today after another threat. As diversity debate continues, board pledges support for free speech. Faculty members circulate letter questioning actions of colleague.

More accommodations for transgender students on the horizon

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Colleges are starting to accommodate transgender students, but some are doing it better than others.

Why did Fresno State cancel a search for a professorship named after the late Edward Said?

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Why did Fresno State cancel a search for a professorship named after Edward Said? University says procedural errors occurred, but scholars say it didn't like the pool of Middle Eastern finalists with Palestinian research portfolios.

In escalating debate on race at Evergreen State, students demand firing of professor

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Students demand firing of Evergreen State professor. Police chief urges him to stay off campus for his safety. Supporters say he’s the one upholding principles of equity.

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