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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July 6, 2020
College leaders are reconsidering the names of campus buildings and monuments that memorialize white supremacists, in reaction to the current movement against racial injustice.
July 2, 2020
Krishni Metivier provides a checklist of key actions that colleges and universities should take.
July 2, 2020
Association of American Colleges and Universities report examines the establishment of 10 campus-based centers focused on racial healing and transformation.
June 24, 2020
Over 1,500 mathematicians have signed a letter urging the community to stop working with police.
June 23, 2020
The First Amendment is important, but it's not recommended as college officials' first response when students engage in racist and offensive speech.
June 22, 2020
Faculty often fail to rally behind colleagues who buck the conventional wisdom, argues Jonathan Zimmerman, citing the recent case of a professor who criticized the BLM movement.
June 22, 2020
Two black scholars say UVA denied them tenure after belittling their work and their contributions to their fields, erring in procedure along the way.
June 18, 2020
Simply adding race to the list of differences equally targeted in a diversity strategy won't eradicate the systemic racism that marginalizes -- and kills -- black Americans, writes Benjamin D. Reese.

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