Attack on Black Cornell University Student Under Investigation

Attack on Black Cornell University Student Under Investigation

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University plans to form a task force to address what its president calls “persistent problems of bigotry and intolerance” at the Ivy League school in the wake of the beating of a Black student. Authorities in Ithaca say they’re looking into whether last week’s attack against the student was racially motivated.Read more about Attack on Black Cornell University Student Under Investigation[…]

Court Reinstates Lawsuit Over Debunked Rolling Stone Story

Court Reinstates Lawsuit Over Debunked Rolling Stone Story

NEW YORK — A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone over the magazine’s debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape was reinstated Tuesday by an appeals court in a manner that one judge says would allow any member of a school fraternity to join the lawsuit. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals saidRead more about Court Reinstates Lawsuit Over Debunked Rolling Stone Story[…]

University Head Ousted for ‘Lack of Leadership’ During Irma

University Head Ousted for ‘Lack of Leadership’ During Irma

PETERSBURG, Fla. — As the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus was preparing for a hit from Hurricane Irma, its leader suggested to her boss in an email that she was still there when she had actually left the state, a newspaper reported. Sophia Wisniewska, regional chancellor for the Tampa-based university, negotiated a resignationRead more about University Head Ousted for ‘Lack of Leadership’ During Irma[…]

CUPA-HR Takes on Campus Free Speech Controversy

CUPA-HR Takes on Campus Free Speech Controversy

SAN DIEGO — Higher education human resources leaders from across the nation gathered this weekend to address challenges at colleges and universities including identifying pay gaps, representation shortcomings, and faculty academic freedom concerns. Maureen De Armond The annual College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) conference featured an abundance of sessions on campusRead more about CUPA-HR Takes on Campus Free Speech Controversy[…]

Guillermo: Free Speech for the President, But Not Jemele Hill?

Guillermo: Free Speech for the President, But Not Jemele Hill?

On Thursday, the University of California passed a test when a conservative speaker came on campus and nearly 1,000 protesters gathered. And while there were some arrests, the Berkeley police reported no injuries due to violence and no reports of property damage. Jemele Hill It was a test for what’s to come. More right-wingers seekingRead more about Guillermo: Free Speech for the President, But Not Jemele Hill?[…]

Higher Ed Curriculum Must Address Race, Racism

Higher Ed Curriculum Must Address Race, Racism

We are living in a time when issues of race, and racism, are on the table. For many racial minorities, African Americans in particular, issues of race, and racism, have probably always been frequent issues in their lives. The same probably cannot be said for many in mainstream America because issues of race and racismRead more about Higher Ed Curriculum Must Address Race, Racism[…]

Medicare for All: The Hackening

Medicare for All: The Hackening

More Chutes Than Ladders Let’s discuss what is really at stake when we discuss health care policy and Medicare for All in America. We must reframe the conversation to see people as entire human beings. Health care is only one facet of a person’s life. Health and healthcare are a function of income, wealth, andRead more about Medicare for All: The Hackening[…]

Swastika, Racist Messages Reported at Drake University

Swastika, Racist Messages Reported at Drake University

DES MOINES, Iowa — Administrators say a swastika was carved into an elevator on campus at Drake University in Des Moines and a racist message left outside an African-American student’s dorm room in a cowardly attack. The Des Moines Register reports that the message was left on a whiteboard on the door of a first-yearRead more about Swastika, Racist Messages Reported at Drake University[…]