More than 1,000 people have signed a petition calling for the removal of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from the University of Ghana campus, The Guardian reported. The petitioners quote some of Gandhi’s writings to argue that the Indian independence leader and civil rights leader was racist and considered himself “infinitely superior” to black Africans.
A San Jose, Calif. college’s ability to continue to enroll international students is reportedly at risk. The local CBS affiliate KPIX 5 reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a notice of intent to withdraw International Technological University from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. Only SEVP-approved institutions can enroll international students.
The president of the American University of Afghanistan stepped down Saturday, one month after an attack on the campus in Kabul that killed more than a dozen people. Two of the university's faculty members were kidnapped in a separate incident in early August.
Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, on Tuesday commented on racist posters targeting Sikhs found on the University of Alberta campus, the CBC reported. Trudeau wrote on Twitter in regard to the posters, “We're proud of the enormous contributions Sikhs make to this country every day.”
South African police fired stun grenades and arrested 31 students in Johannesburg as protests have erupted at universities across the country, disrupting classes and forcing the closure of some campuses, the BBC reported.
A British academic scheduled to give a series of lectures at Birzeit University, a Palestinian institution in the West Bank, was denied entry to Israel last week, according to a statement released by Birzeit.