• Education Dept. Opens Investigation into Princeton after President Claims Racism ‘Embedded’ in University

    Education Dept. Opens Investigation into Princeton after President Claims Racism ‘Embedded’ in University

    The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Princeton University after the Ivy League school’s president claimed racism is “embedded” at the university, the Washington Examiner reported on Thursday. Princeton president Christopher L. Eisgruber made the assertion in an open letter published September 2, which addressed in part the protests and riots over the …
  • De Blasio Again Delays NYC School Re-Openings Just Days ahead of Planned Start Date

    De Blasio Again Delays NYC School Re-Openings Just Days ahead of Planned Start Date

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday again delayed in-person classes for all students at the city’s public schools just days ahead of the previously scheduled Monday start date. The nation’s biggest school system will now begin in-person classes for all students as late as October 1 and in the meantime will allow students …
  • Black Leaders Launch ‘1776 Unites’ High School Curriculum as ‘Inspirational Alternative’ to NYT’s 1619 Project

    Black Leaders Launch ‘1776 Unites’ High School Curriculum as ‘Inspirational Alternative’ to NYT’s 1619 Project

    Two black leaders are launching “1776 Unites,” a new high school curriculum that aims to combat victimhood culture in American society by telling the stories of black Americans who have prospered by embracing America’s founding ideals. Civil rights veteran Bob Woodson and Ian Rowe, a charter school leader, gave remarks Wednesday on the new curriculum and what they hope …
  • USC Professor Who Used Chinese Word That Sounds Like English Slur ‘Not Dismissed Nor Suspended,’ Admin Says

    USC Professor Who Used Chinese Word That Sounds Like English Slur ‘Not Dismissed Nor Suspended,’ Admin Says

    The University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business’ dean is on the defensive after receiving widespread backlash for his handling of an incident in which a communications professor at the school used a Chinese word that sounded like a slur in English, a new email obtained by National Review shows. Professor Greg Patton was …
  • University of Michigan Dearborn Holds Whites-Only Virtual ‘Cafe’ Event

    University of Michigan Dearborn Holds Whites-Only Virtual ‘Cafe’ Event

    The University of Michigan Dearborn hosted a virtual discussion Tuesday that it dubbed the “non-POC cafe,” an event that appeared to welcome only white students and ignited criticism of the school for its decision to hold an apparently segregated event. The Dearborn campus, one of the public university’s two regional campuses, described the virtual event as “a space …
  • ACLU Staffer Attacks University for Accepting ‘Provocateur in Training’ Nick Sandmann

    ACLU Staffer Attacks University for Accepting ‘Provocateur in Training’ Nick Sandmann

    An ACLU Kentucky communications associate criticized Transylvania University on Saturday for accepting Nick Sandmann, the high school student who sued major news outlets for their coverage of a controversial interaction he and several of his classmates had with a Native American activist. “Does anyone else think it’s a bit of a stain on Transylvania University …
  • Maya Hawke says she was kicked out of school for not being able to read

    Maya Hawke says she was kicked out of school for not being able to read

    Maya Hawke had a rough go in school as a child. During a recent interview with NPR, the 22-year-old “Stranger Things” star — also the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman — delved into her experience with dyslexia. While it was “deeply difficult” to live with the learning disorder, Hawke also finds it to …
  • USC Professor Placed on Leave after Black Students Complained His Pronunciation of a Chinese Word Affected Their Mental Health

    USC Professor Placed on Leave after Black Students Complained His Pronunciation of a Chinese Word Affected Their Mental Health

    The University of Southern California has placed a communications professor on leave after a group of black MBA candidates threatened to drop his class rather than “endure the emotional exhaustion of carrying on with an instructor that disregards cultural diversity and sensitivities” following the instructor’s use, while teaching, of a Chinese word that sounds like …
  • USC Communications Professor Placed On Leave after Using Chinese Word That Sounds Like Racial Slur

    USC Communications Professor Placed On Leave after Using Chinese Word That Sounds Like Racial Slur

    The University of Southern California has placed a professor on leave after he said a Chinese word that sounds similar to a racial slur in English while teaching a communications class, according to a report. Greg Patton, a professor at the university’s Marshall School of Business, was giving a lecture about the use of “filler …
  • University of California Can No Longer Use ACT, SAT Scores in Admissions Process, Judge Rules

    University of California Can No Longer Use ACT, SAT Scores in Admissions Process, Judge Rules

    The University of California system can no longer consider ACT and SAT tests in admissions or scholarship decisions, a judge ruled Monday, saying the testing disadvantages applicants with disabilities. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman issued the preliminary injunction on Monday, acknowledging arguments that students with disabilities would have difficulty taking exams amid the …