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UT Knoxville blackface incident calls into question administrator commitment to diversity

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As President Trump says colleges ignore free speech, University of Tennessee at Knoxville cites the First Amendment as a reason not to expel students for blackface. In protest of that decision, students engage in form of protest Trump repeatedly questions.

Essay about how white male students dominate discussions sets off debate at Dickinson and beyond

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Dickinson student's essay sets off intense debate there and elsewhere about who dominates classroom discussions. While piece has been pummeled in conservative blogosphere, issues related to who speaks in class concern many in academe.

Colleges grapple with racism after Northam controversy

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Colleges and universities in Virginia and elsewhere, struggling with histories tied to slavery and the Confederacy, are forced by the scandal involving the governor's yearbook to consider the spewing of hatred in contemporary times.

Racist comments directed at a classics scholar at a disciplinary meeting floor classicists in the room, at the conference and online

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Racist comments directed at a scholar at a disciplinary meeting floor classicists in the room. Some see it as a major setback for a historically exclusionary field that is trying hard to change.

Northwestern students want a controversial scholar off their campus

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Students at Northwestern want controversial visiting scholar who muses on race, intelligence and beauty, and who has been accused by colleagues of "bad science," off their campus.

Little drama with Duke's random roommate policy

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Move was seen as an effort to promote understanding across racial and other groups. It may be too early to tell if it will work, but so far, it appears to be going smoothly.

Protests over UMD athletics scandals shows student division

Maryland's student government organized a rally to encourage backing the football team. Many minority students and others said it was time to focus on the abuse of athletes and the death of a black player.

U.S. reveals investigation of alleged anti-Asian bias at Yale

U.S. Education and Justice Departments are investigating. University says its practices are legal.

White supremacy is turning up on campus in speeches and leaflets

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Extremist white movement is turning up on college campuses through speakers and leaflets. U of Florida and Texas A&M  bracing for events in September.

National completion gap by race one-third larger than average gap at institutions

Black students graduate, on average, at a rate 22 percentage points lower than white students. Closing that gap will require individual institutions to improve completion rates and highly selective colleges to enroll more black students, a new report says.

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