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Supreme Court Rules That Federal Law Protects LGBTQ Workers From Discrimination

by | June 15, 2020 The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination. Read more

After Black Alumni Lambast Him, Liberty U’s Jerry Falwell Jr. Apologizes for Blackface Tweet

by | June 9, 2020
After Black alumni strongly denounced his actions, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell J [...] Read more

U of Central Florida Professor Tweets About ‘Black Privilege,’ Many Want Him Fired

by | June 4, 2020
University of Central Florida (UCF) students and many others are calling for the institution to [...] Read more

In the Wake of George Floyd’s Death, Prairie View A&M and Oberlin to Start Racial Justice Initiatives

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In the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody, Prairie View A&M University and Ob [...] Read more

Troy University Suspends its Police Chief Over George Floyd Comments

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Troy University has suspended its chief of police John McCall after he made “inflammatory” [...] Read more

U of Minnesota Closed Partially on Thursday, the Day of George Floyd’s Memorial Service

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The University of Minnesota closed the institution from noon onward Thursday to honor George Fl [...] Read more

After Racist Posts About George Floyd, Some Colleges Expel Students, Professor Resigns

by | June 3, 2020
Some universities have taken strict action against students, and in one case, a faculty member, [...] Read more

UVA and Harvard Presidents Criticized for Their Responses to George Floyd’s Death

by | June 2, 2020
Jim Ryan and Dr. Lawrence Bacow, the presidents of the University of Virginia (UVA) and Harvard [...] Read more

As Hundreds of Students Join George Floyd Protests, Some Black Students Become Targets of Police

by | June 1, 2020
As hundreds of college students nationwide joined the George Floyd protests over the weekend, p [...] Read more

Trump Vetoes Move to Ease Loan Forgiveness for Defrauded Students

by | May 31, 2020
President Donald Trump late on Friday vetoed a resolution that would have made it easier for st [...] Read more

George Floyd’s Death in Police Custody Sparks Outrage Among Universities, Academics

by | May 28, 2020
Two days after the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, in police custody on Monday, [...] Read more

Some Colleges Are Already Planning for the Next Wave of COVID-19

by | May 21, 2020
Even as many colleges are still struggling to figure out what the beginning of the new academic [...] Read more

New Department of Education Sexual Assault Investigation Rules Spark Controversy

by | May 6, 2020
The Department of Education on Wednesday issued much-awaited final regulations on how campuses [...] Read more

Trump Wants Universities to Reopen in The Fall, Praises Purdue U President

by | May 4, 2020
President Donald Trump wants higher education institutions to reopen this fall, he said on Sund [...] Read more

Amid COVID-19, Doubling Pell Grants is the Next Urgent Need for HBCUs, Says UNCF

by | May 1, 2020
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is soon going to pitch for doubling Pell Grants so Black a [...] Read more
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