Discrimination

Duke University administrator accused of getting two employees fired in racially tinged incident

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After a Duke University administrator complained about rap music being played at a campus coffee shop, two baristas working their shifts were let go, inspiring campus -- and national -- ire.

More money for civil rights office comes as it narrows its investigative work

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Department of Education has narrowed scope of civil rights inquiries -- a necessary step, it says, to deliver speedier resolutions to students and colleges. Some criticize changes, especially in light of new funding from Congress to support investigations.

Journal article explains how Russian bots created fear at University of Missouri

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Journal article reveals that anger and confusion at University of Missouri in 2015 were due in part to fabricated reports that were part of a disinformation campaign from Russia.

Inspired by Kaepernick and NFL, professors and students protest off the field

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As many wonder whether the NFL protest will show up in college football this week, professors and students are taking their own stands. But one university has banned its football team from protests during the national anthem.

Editorial in 'Nature' sets off debate over building names and statues that honor racist scientists

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As debate over statues and building names moves from Confederate generals to researchers, editorial in Nature receives intense backlash.

Professors’ op-ed rails against modern culture, ‘inner-city blacks’

Essay by law professors at Penn and San Diego asserts that “all cultures are not equal,” decries modern culture, birth control, “inner-city blacks” and “anti-assimilation” Latino immigrants. Many at Penn are demanding the university speak out.

Experts: College presidents' call for students to avoid white supremacist rallies not always the best

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Experts say they understand why university presidents want to keep people away from white supremacist events, but they have a tough sell on campus.

American U scholar says provost cherry-picked negative student ratings of her teaching to deny her a promotion

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American U scholar says provost cherry-picked negative student ratings of her teaching to deny her a promotion

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.

Study of faculty members with mental health issues finds mix of attitudes on disclosing and seeking assistance

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New study of faculty members with mental health issues finds they disclose conditions selectively to trusted colleagues but are less trusting of and have worse reactions from staff members whose job it is to help them.

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