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In Statehouses, Tenure Was Bruised, but DEI Was Walloped

This year, Republican lawmakers in multiple states proposed bills eliminating tenure and targeting diversity, equity and inclusion. But legislatures only ended up passing significant bans on DEI.

Texas A&M President Claims Ignorance in Black Editor Hiring Controversy

Texas A&M University’s president and a vice president on Wednesday claimed ignorance and a procedural breakdown regarding the institution’s mishandling...
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Texas A&M President Retires, Citing Press Over Mishandled Hire of Black Editor

The university’s president since June 2021 stepped down effective immediately Thursday night amid negative national media attention.

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Researchers Say They Found IP Addresses for ‘Anonymous’ Econ Forum Posts

A study into toxicity on Economics Job Market Rumors says it uncovered IP addresses for posts, linking many back to universities.

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Texas A&M Dean Resigns Amid Black Journalist Tenure Controversy

Reporting about a new journalism program finds that a celebrated hire rejected a watered down job offer, spurring an interim dean to resign.

U of South Carolina Ed College Antiracist Statement Vanishes

A University of South Carolina College of Education mission statement that referenced “anti-racist, pro-Black instruction” disappeared from the college's website...
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When Discrimination Attends Your Conference

Multiple discriminatory incidents have occurred or been reported in recent years at conferences, where panelists’ and attendees’ unscripted comments can cause controversy.

Black Editor Rejects Texas A&M Job Offer to Revive J-School

The former University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism director, who’s also a veteran New York Times editor, turned...