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Re-Evaluating the ‘Essay Carveout’

After the Supreme Court barred affirmative action, many selective colleges added essay prompts focused on identity and diversity. Will they hold up under legal scrutiny?

Iowa Governor Signs Bill Banning DEI

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds, a Republican, signed into law an education-funding bill with anti-DEI provisions. The state’s Board of Regents...

UNC Chapel Hill Shifts $2.3M From DEI to Police, Public Safety

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to reallocate $2.3 million that was...
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Political Standoff Over Title IX Puts Red State Colleges in No-Win Situation

Eight states—so far—say they’ll defy the Biden administration and not comply with the new Title IX regulations. That would imperil nearly $13 billion in federal aid for public universities in those states.

ASU Scholar Who Allegedly Threatened Woman in Hijab Suspended

Arizona State University has suspended and referred to Tempe police a postdoctoral research scholar who, according to a viral video...
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2 Virginia Universities Won’t Require DEI Classes After Governor’s Review, Board Pushback

Years-long efforts to create and mandate diversity-themed coursework at George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth fizzled after an unusual intervention by Glenn Youngkin and last-minute actions by board members.

Lawyer: UT Austin Fired Lecturer Involved in Pro-Palestinian Protest

A lawyer representing a University of Texas at Austin lecturer says the institution fired his client Wednesday. A state trooper...

GAO: Gender Gap Persists in College Athletic Participation

Participation rates for women in college athletics continue to lag behind those of their male peers despite the fact that...