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Protest over speaker's views on race and crime prevents event from taking place as planned at Claremont McKenna

Protest outside event at Claremont McKenna prevents Heather Mac Donald event from having an in-person audience. Question period of appearance at UCLA is disrupted as well.

University of Michigan students displeased there's no graduation speaker

Some students at the University of Michigan are unhappy that the administration is eschewing tradition by not booking a central graduation speaker, instead focusing on the institution's bicentennial.

Anxiety and depression are the primary concerns for students seeking counseling services

Survey of campus counseling centers finds increased demand for services, as well as additional positions and more diversity in hiring.

Questions about efficacy of college prep programs as White House vows evidence-based cuts

White House promises proposed cuts to college-prep programs will be guided by evidence. But past attempts to evaluate the programs have been beset by controversy.

U Chicago committee proposes ways of dealing with those who shout down invited speakers

As colleges debate what to do about shouting down of speakers, faculty panel at U of Chicago issues a report calling for "free speech deans on call," punishments in some cases and process for removing protesters from events.

Debates on cultural appropriation in higher education


Hampshire students accused of attacking Central Maine Community College students over braids in their hair. Conflict is latest over contested adoption of one culture's styles by another.

Pitzer students debate free speech, student safety and cultural appropriation


A one-line critique of the fashion choices of some white women leads to debate over journalism and cultural appropriation, and to threats made to Latina students.

Middlebury president vows 'accountability' for those who disrupted lecture and attacked professor

College will investigate those who engaged in "acts of disruption and violence."

Liberty and Bob Jones Universities may run afoul of Obama Title IX protections for LGBT students

Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them.

Michigan State will ban whiteboards from dormitory doors


Michigan State plans to bar them from dormitory room doors, in attempt to limit bullying.


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