What a Professor Can't Say
March 15, 2018
Penn says Amy Wax will no longer teach required first-year courses after another widely criticized set of comments about race -- this time about black law students at the university -- comes to light.
Insensitive or Racist?
September 5, 2017
Study finds that students who deliver microaggressions are also likely to harbor racist attitudes.
Letter from UC President Janet Napolitano on the violence in Charlottesville
August 14, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano today (August 14) sent the following letter to the UC community in response to the violence in Charlottesville.
College Diversity Officers Face a Demanding Job and Scarce Resources
August 8, 2017
Seven months ago, Mark Brimhall-Vargas became Brandeis University’s chief diversity officer. He was the first person to hold that job, though he has spent about 20 years doing diversity work in higher education.
Statement of UC President Janet Napolitano on public university admissions
August 4, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano today (August 2) issued the following statement on public university admissions, in light of media reports
Report: Justice Department Will Target Affirmative Action
August 2, 2017
Trump administration plans to investigate and sue colleges and universities over admissions practices.
How a job acquires a gender (and less authority if it’s female)
July 27, 2017
“I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.” So proclaims Beyoncé in a video in support of the #banbossy campaign.
July 18, 2017
Should the U.S. reconsider its stance on hate speech? Billie Murray, associate professor in the department of communication at Villanova University, discusses whether limits should be placed.
Documenting Harassment in Astronomy
July 11, 2017
Survey data point to widespread problems, but also opportunities for astronomy to lead on improving the climate for women and minorities.
Education Dept. Says It Will Scale Back Civil Rights Investigations
June 22, 2017
The Department of Education is scaling back investigations into civil rights violations at the nation’s public schools and universities, easing off mandates imposed by the Obama administration that the new leadership says have bogged down the agency.