New North Carolina law requires public colleges to segregate bathrooms by biological birth gender, forcing transgender students and faculty members to use facilities that don't reflect their identities. UPDATE: Three university employees sue.
Students at various colleges nationwide were stunned and upset Friday to find anti-Semitic fliers (below) on campus printers. Many students initially assumed that someone in their library or residence hall had printed the flier. But as the day went on, more campuses reported the same flier on their printers. The flier -- including two swastikas -- accuses Jews of "destroying your country through mass immigration and degeneracy." A neo-Nazi group that runs the website called The Daily Stormer (named in the flier) took credit for hacking the various printers and expressed pleasure in the distress of students who found the fliers.
Colleges and universities that received the fliers denounced them and said that they were investigating how their printers were hacked and were taking steps to try to prevent further such hacking.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, called The Daily Stormer an "up-and-comer in the heated competition to rule the hate web." The center's report on the website may be found here.
In an unrelated incident students at Hollins University were surprised on Easter morning to discover that someone had painted a swastika on the Rock, a campus landmark that students regularly paint with various messages, The Roanoke Times reported. Campus security immediately painted it over, and students later repainted again, with the message "Take Back the Rock."
Emory students draw images related to all the presidential candidates, seeking to promote free speech; Scripps student government leader sets off debate by condemning "Trump 2016" note written on student's whiteboard.
Prairie View A&M University last week fired Dawn Brown as women's basketball coach after players said that her rule on dating one another violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,The Houston Chronicle reported. The athletes said that the rule was effectively discrimination against lesbians since the team is single sex. Brown's agent denied that the rule reflected bias against lesbians, noting that team members were also barred from dating trainers, managers and others affiliated with the team, and that the nonteam members covered by the rule included men.