Diversity

 
Feb 26, 2020
Concordia College students are still angry about a white professor's use of a racial slur in a class several months ago. College administrators' seeming lack of response to the incident has not helped quell the outrage.

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March 28, 2019

In much of higher education, using a slur against a student in a televised event might result in more than just a slap on the wrist. Why is it different if the slur is a way to mock gay people and takes place during March Madness?

March 21, 2019

Professor at Maryland who allegedly accused all Chinese students of cheating resigns, the latest in a series of incidents involving tensions between faculty and international students.

March 21, 2019

Lawsuit says the university is inappropriately earning money from the earliest images of slaves -- commissioned by Louis Agassiz -- and failing to recognize his legacy of racism.

March 20, 2019

Arts and sciences faculty vote overwhelmingly to condemn university's response to discovery that two admissions leaders -- while students in the 1980s -- posed in front of Confederate flags.

March 11, 2019

Vote by United Methodist Church body to strengthen prohibitions on gay clergy and same-sex marriages disappoints Methodist higher education institutions and raises difficult questions.

March 7, 2019

As President Trump says colleges ignore free speech, University of Tennessee at Knoxville cites the First Amendment as a reason not to expel students for blackface. In protest of that decision, students engage in form of protest Trump repeatedly questions.

March 5, 2019

Major survey shows that professors worry about discrimination but aren't prepared to deal with classroom conflicts over diversity. Other findings touch on mentoring, pay and politics.

March 4, 2019

New video shows exactly what was said during a heated discussion at the annual gathering of classicists in January. Does it change anything?

March 1, 2019

University removed a student's satire website on race relations -- and restored it only after faced with legal pressure.

February 22, 2019

A Vanderbilt faculty member, considered a hero to many women in science, finds her once promising tenure bid has stalled.

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