Evergreen State cancels 'Day of Absence' that set off series of protests and controversies


Annual event, seen as way to highlight needs of minority groups, set off major controversy last year.

North Texas administrator criticizes push to name new building for a woman or minority individual


Administrator says it is "reverse racism" to seek more diversity in the names of buildings.

Experiment suggests German professors prefer American-trained graduate students vs. those educated in Asia


German professors are more likely to respond to those seeking information on doctoral programs if they are educated in the U.S. than at more prestigious institutions in some Asian countries, study finds.

Instructor suspended for using N-word in class


Instructor suspended after using slur. Does it matter if he was singing along to a song a student played in class?

At University of Mississippi, harassment policy breaks the norm

University of Mississippi’s general counsel has drafted a harassment policy that allows students to be punished for a single incident, atypical among colleges.

Counterprotesters at North Florida outnumber those supporting white nationalist

Only four people showed up to protest the University of North Florida for suspending an avowed white nationalist student.

Indiana appeals court sides with Purdue Calumet in professor's free speech case

Indiana appeals court sides with Purdue Calumet in professor’s free speech lawsuit.

Oberlin won't notify students about nonthreatening racist fliers

Oberlin will no longer notify students about hateful fliers if there’s not an immediate threat. The college doesn’t want to amplify provocateurs, but some students worry silence sends the wrong message.

Nursing textbook pulled over stereotypes

Pearson vows to remove material amid uproar over advice on how nursing students should evaluate people by their racial, ethnic or religious backgrounds.

Racist incidents at colleges abound as academic year begins

Assaults and race-related posters and graffiti afflict college campuses across the U.S., inflaming students as the academic year begins.


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