Race

Professors urge UT Austin to lift pause on antiracist study

Professors urge University of Texas at Austin to lift a pause on recruiting participants for an approved study on the effectiveness of antiracist training for white children and parents.

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Raceless policy making is inadequate, state higher ed leaders are told

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Higher education won’t address racial inequity unless states and institutions acknowledge the current problems and respond to them head-on, a speaker tells state officials.

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When suspending a professor isn't enough

Students at the University of Illinois at Chicago escalate their calls for a law professor accused of racism to be fired, now that he’s scheduled to return to the classroom. The professor says he’s caught up in something that isn’t really about him.

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Survey asks if applicants are truthful about race

Some college applicants do lie about their race, survey finds.

MIT deals with fallout from canceled lecture

A canceled lecture divides MIT and prompts a review, even as the talk finds new life at Princeton University.

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A win for academic freedom in Nebraska

University of Nebraska system Board of Regents voted down a proposal to ban the "imposition" of critical race theory in the classroom. Students and faculty members wanted that outcome, but some worry about the damage that's already been done.

 
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NASPA report examines statements in the wake of George Floyd's murder

A new report examines the strengths and weakness of statements made by college leaders after the killing of George Floyd -- and the actions that followed.

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Nebraska's critical race theory debate

State’s governor says university regents should oppose discussions of structural racism and suggests censure by professors’ group is an “honor.”

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Medgar Evers College and community benefit from Juneteenth funding

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Medgar Evers College gets a new infusion of cash, which college leaders expect to have a lasting impact on students and surrounding neighborhoods in Brooklyn that were hard-hit by the pandemic.

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Cornel West leaves Harvard, again

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He sees the divinity school “in decline and decay” and says the university’s administrators have “anti-Palestinian prejudices.”

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