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Minnesota Faculty Senate ponders policy making free speech 'paramount'

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Minnesota Faculty Senate mulls statement making free speech a “paramount” value, but critics wonder whether the pledge as written condones hate speech. A separate proposed policy would create an on-campus free speech advocate.

As authorities question hate crime accusations, SUNY Albany looks ahead

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In January, three black students reported a hate crime. Now, after authorities released evidence that the students lied, SUNY Albany tries to move forward.

George Mason Faculty Senate asks university to hold off on Koch-funded law school renaming

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George Mason Faculty Senate, citing provisions that professors say give inappropriate influence to donors, asks institution to hold off on renaming law school after the late Antonin Scalia under Charles Koch-funded agreement.

Minority students at U of Kansas create parallel student government

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Frustrated by what they view as the system's lack of commitment to addressing their concerns, minority students at the University of Kansas are forming a parallel student government.

Both houses of Tennessee Legislature vote to bar use of state funds for university diversity office

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Tennessee Legislature votes to cut all state funds for office that promotes diversity at state's flagship university, where students walked out of class to oppose the legislation.

Student protests this year broaden beyond issues of race

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Race is still a prominent issue in this semester's rallies and sit-ins, but students are also pushing issues related to campus employees, foreign policy, state laws on sexual orientation and more -- and linking the various topics.

U of Wisconsin student pulled from class, arrested for anti-racist graffiti

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U of Wisconsin police pull black student from class to arrest him for allegedly spray-painting anti-racist messages across campus, prompting criticism that university cares more about graffiti than bigotry.

Tweet by political science group angers many women in the field

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They want to know why article on international nongovernmental organizations was illustrated with a photograph of a young Asian woman.

Princeton will keep Woodrow Wilson name

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University rejects student demands to drop name from public affairs school, but pledges to provide context on Wilson’s legacy of racism. U of Mississippi, meanwhile, debates the right context for a statue of a Confederate soldier.

New data show tightening Ph.D. job market across disciplines

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As number of new Ph.D.s rises, the percentage of people earning a doctorate without a job waiting for them is up. While all disciplines face the problem, some have particularly high debt levels.

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