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Texas A&M President Claims Ignorance in Black Editor Hiring Controversy

Texas A&M University’s president and a vice president on Wednesday claimed ignorance and a procedural breakdown regarding the institution’s mishandling...
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Texas A&M President Retires, Citing Press Over Mishandled Hire of Black Editor

The university’s president since June 2021 stepped down effective immediately Thursday night amid negative national media attention.

A white man and a Black woman, José Luis Bermúdez and Kathleen McElroy, together hold a Texas A&M shirt, with maroon and silver balloons behind them.

Texas A&M Dean Resigns Amid Black Journalist Tenure Controversy

Reporting about a new journalism program finds that a celebrated hire rejected a watered down job offer, spurring an interim dean to resign.

U of South Carolina Ed College Antiracist Statement Vanishes

A University of South Carolina College of Education mission statement that referenced “anti-racist, pro-Black instruction” disappeared from the college's website...
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Don’t Misread SFFA v. Harvard

The Supreme Court did not reject the notion that universities have a compelling interest in promoting a diverse student class, Jeffrey S. Lehman writes.


The Rise, Dilution, and Death of Affirmative Action, 1970-2023

The Supreme Court's recent decisions follow decades of declining commitment to equal opportunity.

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When Discrimination Attends Your Conference

Multiple discriminatory incidents have occurred or been reported in recent years at conferences, where panelists’ and attendees’ unscripted comments can cause controversy.

Mildred García speaking at her inauguration at Cal State Dominguez Hills. She is wearing academic regalia and sunglasses.

New Chancellor Selected for California State University System

Mildred García, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, will be the next CSU chancellor.