Tag: College

More Colleges 'Commit' to Diversity Initiatives

A lack of diversity and instances of blatant racism on college campuses have both recently garnered mass media attention. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Amherstand Occidental are just a few schools that have had protests, sit-ins, walk-outs and demonstrations, with Claremont McKenna and University of Missouri even witnessing a collective three staff…

Portraits of Black Professors at Harvard Defaced

Harvard Law School on Thursday became the newest addition to the ever-growing list of collegiate campuses being plagued by racially-charged incidents. Black strips of tape were stuck on several portraits of Black professors at the university. Not all portraits with Black professors were defaced, but only Black professors were targeted….

Princeton U. Students Stage Campus Sit-In Over ‘Racist Legacy’

By Sheryl Estrada UPDATE Nov. 20, 2015 at 6:37 a.m.: The Princeton University Press Club reportsPresident Eisgruber, Vice President Calhoun and Dean Dolan signedan amended documentof the Black Justice League’s demands late Thursday evening. After the sit-in concluded,the Department of Public Safety issued a warning about a bomb and firearm…

More Campus Racism: Dean of School with 'Happiest Students' Resigns

Yet another college official has resigned following protests from students speaking out against racial injustices on campus. Mary Spellman, who served as a dean of Claremont McKenna College in Los Angeles, announced her resignation last Thursday following an email she wrote in which she seemed to infer minority students don’t…

Luke Visconti, CEO: Crisis in Higher Education a Long Time Coming

Mass protests are occurring across the nation on college campuses. Non-majority students feel disenfranchised and underrepresented. Their perceptions are not incorrect. Excluding minority serving institutions, 93 percent of university presidents are white — demographics that have not changed in 25 years. 84 percent of (full-time) professors are white. There is…

Yale Students March Same Day Mizzou Pres. Resigns

Hours after the resignation of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe on Monday morning due to the mismanagement of racial issues on the school’s campuses, thousands of students at Yale University joined together for what they called a “March of Resilience” against racial insensitivity. Two recent race-related incidents on campus…

Racism in Grade School And Its Damaging Long-Term Effects

According to a March 2014 report released by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, more Black students are severely punished at school than white students despite the fact that more white students are enrolled in schools. The study reveals that this begins as early as preschool: “Black…

Court Upholds Race in College Admissions

By Chris Hoenig After the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back for further scrutiny, a federal appeals court in Texas has again upheld the use of race as a consideration in college admissions. Abigail Fisher sued the University of Texas at Austin after her admissions application was rejected in…