Discrimination

Two American U. professors say they didn't get tenure due to their age

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Getting tenure is never guaranteed. But two American U. professors say they don't know what -- other than their age -- could have counted against them in their recent tenure denials.

Essay on surviving your tenure decision year

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore suggests ways to minimize stress and think ahead -- regardless of what your department decides.

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Q&A with author of new book on how elite students get elite jobs

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The class biases of those hiring for the highest-paid entry-level jobs ensure that those jobs go to graduates of elite colleges from affluent backgrounds, a new book argues.

Author discusses her new book on the role of Indian mascots of college teams

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Author discusses her new book on the role and long-term impact of Native American mascots of college teams.

Screening of 'American Sniper' at U of Maryland called off after outcry

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Film called off at U of Maryland. Unlike debate at Michigan, the senior administration declines to step in.

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.

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