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After Campus Reopens, at Least One Liberty U Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

by | March 30, 2020 Last week, in the face of widespread criticism, nearly 1,900 students were allowed to return to Read more

Higher Ed Institutions Lay Off Workers, Tighten Budgets Amid Coronavirus Crisis

by | March 29, 2020
As college faculty and administrators slide into their slippers and prepare to work online, oth [...] Read more

Coalition for a Diverse Harvard Nominates Governing Candidates

by | March 26, 2020
The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, an alumni group dedicated to increasing diversity at the s [...] Read more

U of Michigan Hires New Law Firm to Investigate Abuse Allegations

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The University of Michigan (UM) has hired a new law firm to lead an investigation into allegati [...] Read more

Syracuse Students Protesting Bias Incidents Reverse Decision to Continue Occupation

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Protestors at Syracuse University last week reversed their decision to continue occupying a cam [...] Read more

Idaho Legislature Passes Bill Banning Trans Girls From Competing in Female College Athletics

by | March 20, 2020
The Idaho state legislature recently passed a bill, 24-11, banning trans and intersex girls fro [...] Read more

St. Ambrose University Priest Suspended From Teaching After Sexual Misconduct Allegation

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A priest teaching at St. Ambrose University has been suspended from teaching after sexual misco [...] Read more

Medieval Studies Struggles Against White Supremacist Elements in the Field

by | March 18, 2020
As the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) planned its 2019 convention in Kalamaz [...] Read more

First Black Graduate of UVA’s School of Law Dies at 87

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John F. Merchant, the first Black graduate at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Law an [...] Read more

Maryland Expands Definition of Hate Crime In Honor of Slain Black Student

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The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill Monday that would expand the definition of what a h [...] Read more

Ex-Jackson State President Caught in Prostitution Sting Pleads Not Guilty

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Former Jackson State University (JSU) president William Bynum Jr. and ex-director of JSU Art Ga [...] Read more

Report: Pandemic May Put Financial, Enrollment Strain On Colleges

by | March 17, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic, and the campus closures that have ensued, could pose significant enrollm [...] Read more

Ed Department Releases Webinar, Fact Sheet On Ensuring Civil Rights During Pandemic

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The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education released a webinar and fact she [...] Read more

Idaho Senate Passes Anti-Affirmative Action Bill

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Following a heated debate, the Idaho Senate voted 25-10 in favor of legislation that would forb [...] Read more

Asian Students Continue to Face Racism Amid COVID-19 Fears

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As fear surrounding COVID-19 continues to grow, Asian students continue to face racist and xeno [...] Read more
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