Racism

Seeing middle ground on the Bright Sheng case at U of Michigan

A dozen University of Michigan professors argue that the controversy over a blackface Othello is more about teaching preparation than free expression, and that better university training and protocols could have lessened the fallout for everyone involved.

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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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At Washington and Lee, name change conversation continues

In June, Washington and Lee University will announce whether it will change its name, which honors a Confederate commander. The decision can't make everyone happy.

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Multiple Black professors have resigned in recent years over racism

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Multiple Black academics have resigned, citing concerns about institutional racism, this academic year -- most recently at the University of Memphis.

 
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An anthropological mystery involving Penn and Princeton is a scandal, too

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Weeks after the University of Pennsylvania announced repatriation plans for a controversial collection of skulls, a separate set of human remains is bringing scrutiny. Princeton University is implicated.

 
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Tennessee Tech professors face discipline for calling colleague a racist

A debate over a middle school mascot has spilled onto the Tennessee Tech campus, forcing big questions about what free speech and racism really mean.

 
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One police call, lasting damage at Smith

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Smith College can't shake an alleged instance of racial profiling from 2018. Now it's being accused of antiwhite racism.

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Study finds campus residence halls have racialized labels

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A new study of three universities found that certain dorms on their campuses were widely, but unofficially, considered off-limits for low-income students and students of color.

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