Dec 11, 2018
"White people are the best thing that ever happened to the world," the racist Columbia student shouted. The university is investigating the incident but would not confirm whether the student will face disciplinary action.


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November 7, 2018

State rejects bid to repeal law providing for equality in public accommodations. Higher ed leaders pushed to keep law. In Seattle, voters approve property tax hike to pay for free community college.

November 6, 2018

Protests lead to meetings, a scuffle between a student and professor, and a relocation of the president's office.

November 5, 2018

University of Minnesota ends requirement that some scholarships go to women. Tulane evaluates its programs limited to women. Other institutions face new complaints.

November 5, 2018

Over 10 days, posters have appeared at nine American campuses.

October 30, 2018

Investigators concluded that the caller provided "legitimate, non-discriminatory" reason for calling campus police on a black student who was eating her lunch in a residence hall living room. Some question the findings.

October 29, 2018

As Jewish students grieve and organize vigils, their national organization discusses steps taken to assure their security. Two of those killed had ties to Pitt.

October 29, 2018

As Halloween approaches, another university grapples with blackface, just the latest of such incidents. And the (former) NBC host mischaracterized what a British university is doing about costumes.

October 26, 2018

Graduate student assistants at campuses across the U.S. are pushing for $15 per hour, what they call a minimum living wage. Many labor for far less, but Emory recently upped stipends to effectively meet that target.

October 25, 2018

AAUP says St. Edward's U flouted norms surrounding shared governance, due process and academic freedom when it dismissed two "squeaky wheel" professors and didn't renew a third. University says otherwise.

October 23, 2018

Author discusses her new book about what she sees as widespread misconceptions about the state of race relations in higher education.


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