Racism

Racism

Chancellor Thomas L. Keon, a white man wearing glasses and academic regalia, stands at a lectern with the Purdue Northwest logo on it.
Jan 05, 2023
Purdue Northwest faculty members want Chancellor Thomas L. Keon to step down after a racist remark. Keon is clinging to his job despite a reprimand from the Board of Trustees.

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August 28, 2020
Professors are planning a work stoppage and virtual, public teach-in on police violence and racism next month.
August 21, 2020
Higher education leaders can do more than simply give lip service to the need to dismantle systemic racism, argues Shenique S. Thomas-Davis, who offers a number of recommendations.
August 6, 2020
Some colleges are reviewing their law enforcement and criminal justice curricula following national unrest around police brutality and racism.
July 28, 2020
A leading voice on welfare reform is accused of racism after he publishes an article linking poverty to "culture." Journal faces calls for retraction.
July 27, 2020
Does changing a college's name advance social justice? Reviewing some of the history of racism on campuses, John R. Thelin urges facing the past as well as erasing it.
July 24, 2020
Institutions should consider developing guidelines to address the main objections to doing so, argues Ruth A. Starkman.
July 23, 2020
Kappa Alpha Order chapter at Southwestern University suspended for releasing a statement denouncing the organization's historical ties to the Confederacy.
July 17, 2020
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.
July 14, 2020
Editors discuss their new book on campus protest movements against racism and their views of the protest movement after the killing of George Floyd.
July 10, 2020
College and university governing boards must push their institutions to be forces for ending, rather than perpetuating, racism, write Carlton Brown, Richard Legon and Terrence MacTaggart.

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