Discrimination

Online faculty discussion raises concern about bias against Appalachians and poor white people

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An online comment prompts consideration of whether academics feel free to express stereotypes about poor, rural white students.

Loyola New Orleans discusses a professor who defends segregation

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Loyola New Orleans debates the views of a libertarian faculty member who argues that most civil rights laws are wrong.

UCLA grad students stage sit-in during a class to protest what they see as racially hostile climate

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Grad students at UCLA use rare tactic of interrupting a course, setting off debate over whether this was necessary to combat racial insensitivity or took away rights of other students and a professor.

Study highlights inner struggles of African-American students

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A new study exhibits the internal struggles of African-American students who attend predominantly white universities.

Review Board finds professor's tweet was not research

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Review board at University of New Mexico finds no evidence to back tenured professor's claim that his fat-shaming tweet was research.

 

 

Former American U. professor charges institution with age discrimination and lack of commitment to professional track

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American U. says it has track for those with non-academic careers who want to join the faculty. A suit charges that the university only values traditional academic credentials.

Essay on the evolving role of diversity director

Gretchel Hathaway considers the evolution of campus moves to be more inclusive, and the officials who lead such efforts.

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Flurry of campus debates over statements that offend many

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Rochester professor questions whether rape is problematic if victim is passed out. Hopkins professor equates homosexuality with bestiality. And Princeton women are urged to marry Princeton men -- pronto.

Harvard Law Review to consider gender in editor selection process

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With only 9 women among 44 editors, the Harvard Law Review expands its affirmative action policy to include gender.

Study of British university students points to issue of bias in academic hiring

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Study of British students points to potential for bias in academic hiring.

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