Discrimination

UNC system president pledges not to enforce bathroom law

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Margaret Spellings, president of the University of North Carolina, pledges that campuses won't limit access for transgender students while lawsuits are pending.

'Neighbors 2' depicts rebellion against sorority rules banning alcohol

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New comedy Neighbors 2 highlights longstanding rules that bar sororities from having alcohol, a rule that some women say is sexist and possibly dangerous.

NCAA hesitant to condemn religious institutions that have requested Title IX waivers

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Association earned praise for condemning Indiana law that permitted discrimination against gay people. Why doesn't it take a similar stance against its own members?

Students criticize Saint Louis University over handling of baseball players' racist text messages

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Saint Louis University officials promise "restorative justice" amid growing anger over lack of punishment for baseball players who sent racist text messages.

How to be an ally to someone experiencing microaggressions (essay)

When you see microaggressions occurring against colleagues, how should you respond? Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers guidance.

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UW Madison vice provost makes unusually frank video about racial incident

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Vice provost at U of Wisconsin makes an unusually frank video in response to a racial incident -- and attracts attention most university statements never receive.

The challenges of making structural changes as a contingent faculty member (essay)

The precarity of contingent faculty members limits their ability to make important structural changes in the academy, including responding to student demands for racial justice, writes Michelle Kweder.

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Study links professors' race and gender with "brilliant" and "genius" ratings on RateMyProfessors

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Study finds students are more likely to use certain words of praise when describing professors who are men or who are in fields with few female and black scholars.

Earlham tries to reach consensus after students present list of diversity requirements

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Protests at campuses nationwide lead to lists of demands, but what happens when a college's Quaker faith rejects the idea of demands?

Studies explore how black students 'respond to and resist' stereotypes

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A new study examines how black male students turn to campus leadership roles to combat stereotypes. A recent paper warns of a looming mental health crisis for resilient black students.

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