Ethnic studies

Book reflects on Black Campus Movement on campuses small and large

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New book aims to put the fight for black studies departments and cultural centers in a broader historical context.

The Evolving Ethnic Studies Classroom

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Professors call for a broader view of their programs -- and consider how to reach "resistant" white students.

Taking Back 'My Hump'

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“What you gon’ do with all that junk? All that junk inside that trunk?”

While the Black Eyed Peas’ answer to those questions involves getting “love drunk off my hump,” some professors at the Berklee College of Music, in Boston, offer up an entirely different response to the lyrics -- one aimed at helping their students understand the “commercialization of hip-hop” and the role students have in evolving the genre.

David Horowitz Has a List

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New book names the "101 most dangerous academics in America." Some included feel honored, and others see McCarthyism.

The Ward Churchill Verdict

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Faculty panel in Colorado finds multiple instances of "deliberate" misconduct, including falsification and plagiarism, but professors split on whether he should be fired.

Truth and Consequences

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Faculty inquiry finding misconduct by Ward Churchill also faults his university -- and leaving fate uncertain, is sure to stoke more debate.

Vanderbilt Rising

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University recruits Houston Baker and Hortense Spillers -- stars in black literary studies -- as part of major faculty hiring drive.

Colorado Moves to Fire Churchill

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For first time in saga over controversial professor, administration seeks his ouster.

Investigation Over 9/11 Teachings

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Wisconsin orders inquiry after instructor shares controversial views on radio show, and suggests he will include them in class.

Next Generation Diversity

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Williams College rethinks how students should learn about different groups and cultures -- seeking a different kind of requirement.

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