Racism

Racism fuels poor mental health outcomes for Black students

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Black students continuously experience, fight against and bear emotional scars from racism, which can lead to increased anxiety and poor mental health outcomes. Some colleges are just starting to address these issues.

Black students need changes to policies and structures beyond higher education

Experts agree higher education needs to do more to create equity for Black students. But more attention needs to be paid to barriers Black students face before they step foot on campus.

Spitzer architecture dean quits in 'profound act of self-preservation'

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City College of New York's new dean of architecture quits after 10 months, saying that structural racism and a lack of support made for a crushing workload and climate.

Professors plan to strike for racial justice

Professors are planning a work stoppage and virtual, public teach-in on police violence and racism next month.

Colleges review criminal justice curricula, responding to killing of George Floyd

Some colleges are reviewing their law enforcement and criminal justice curricula following national unrest around police brutality and racism.

Colleges implement curriculum, dedicate funding to combat racial inequities

College leaders are making good on commitments to address racial inequities at their institutions with more diverse staffing, socially relevant curricula and targeted fundraising to help students of color.

Campuses remove monuments and building names with legacies of racism

College leaders are reconsidering the names of campus buildings and monuments that memorialize white supremacists, in reaction to the current movement against racial injustice.

Mathematicians urge cutting ties with police

Over 1,500 mathematicians have signed a letter urging the community to stop working with police.

Colleges reverse admissions offers

Rescinding acceptances isn't a new phenomenon, but amid a national debate on racism, those decisions -- particularly at public institutions -- are raising free speech concerns.

Two black scholars say UVA denied them tenure after belittling their work

Two black scholars say UVA denied them tenure after belittling their work and their contributions to their fields, erring in procedure along the way.

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