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June 15, 2020
A design university in Toronto set out to hire five full-time black faculty members -- the first ever in its Faculty of Design. It took more than 100 years.
June 12, 2020
Scholars raise concerns about teaching on Zoom after it acceded to Chinese government demands to shut down activists' accounts. Zoom says it will develop technology to block users by geography.
June 10, 2020
At least four black faculty and staff members at Liberty University have resigned in protest after the evangelical college’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., tweeted an image of a face mask with a picture from Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook that shows two men, one of whom may be Northam, wearing blackface and Ku Klux Klan robes, respectively, The New York Times reported.
June 9, 2020
Arizona State University rescinded a job offer to a newly hired dean of its journalism school after complaints surfaced about her treatment of black and LGBTQ students, the Arizona Republic reported.
June 8, 2020
COVID-19 research is being published at an astonishingly fast pace and taken up by the public quickly. That comes with problems.
June 8, 2020
A technical college in Kansas canceled a virtual commencement speech by Ivanka Trump, citing the “social justice issues brought forth by George Floyd’s death.”
June 8, 2020
A prominent Harvard University archaeologist, Gary Urton, has been placed on paid leave pending an investigation of sexual harassment allegations, Science reported. The anthropology department also removed Urton, a former department chair, from his position as director of undergraduate studies. Three former students have alleged that Urton propositioned or had sexual affairs with them.
June 8, 2020
A retired education professor at Miami University, in Ohio, was accused of making racist remarks to peaceful protesters, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
June 8, 2020
The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted to cut or reduce more than 40 academic programs across the three universities in the system, the Associated Press reported. The system plans to discontinue 39 programs, reduce four additional programs and conduct a program merger.
June 8, 2020
A group of prominent journalism faculty at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication signed a letter arguing that hiring a new dean who has been accused of racism and mistreatment of students would place the school’s reputation and future “in serious jeopardy,” the Arizona Republic reported.

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