Discrimination

Screening of 'American Sniper' at U. of Michigan canceled, restored after student complaints

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University of Michigan cancels, then revives showing of "American Sniper" after more than 200 students complain and nearly replaces it with the family film "Paddington."

U. of Oklahoma chapter learned racist song on SAE leadership cruise

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An investigation at the University of Oklahoma reveals that members of its Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter learned the racist song they sang during the fraternity's national leadership conference.

Education groups reconsider hosting events in state after new 'religious freedom' law

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N.C.A.A., Educause, NASPA and other groups hosting events in Indiana say they're concerned about new law that critics argue gives businesses the right to discriminate against gay people. Thus far, no one is staying away -- and some wonder why criticism came too late.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon announces new plan to 'combat' racism among its chapters

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In wake of racist video, SAE says it will hire a director of diversity and require diversity education, but some say its plan is inadequate.

Elite college degrees give black graduates little advantage in job market

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Black students who graduate from institutions like Harvard University are about as likely to get a well-paid job as a white graduate from a less-selective state university, new study finds.

Uproar over Vanderbilt professor's anti-Muslim column

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Vanderbilt professor sets off furor with her column criticizing Islam, attracting protesters who accuse her of hate speech -- and a failed counter-protest by a former star of "Saturday Night Live."

How to discuss diversity and inclusion on campus (essay)

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Diversity and inclusion can be challenging ideals to discuss, let alone realize. Elizabeth Simmons shares strategies gleaned from conversations with trusted colleagues.

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Report details microaggressions on campuses for students of color and women

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Colleges have never been more diverse, but that doesn't mean minorities feel safe and welcomed on campuses. A new report describes a subtly hostile environment for women and students of color.

Vassar professors' essays about racial profiling and racism attract attention

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Back-to-back essays by two Vassar professors, one of them a former dean, renew a debate about treatment of minority faculty members.

Students cancel musical at Stanford amid concerns raised by Native American group

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The musical "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson," which links popularity of seventh president to his ordering mass killings of Native Americans, is called off after complaints from Native American students.

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