Tag: Yale

Yale Dean Resigns After Hateful Yelp Reviews Go Public

A Yale University dean has resigned after disparaging remarks she made on the review site Yelp, including calling people “white trash,” “low class folks” and “barely educated morons,” were uncovered. June Chu served as dean of Pierson College, one of Yale’s residential colleges, from May 2016 until this month. She…

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….

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…

Yale Student Held at Gunpoint for 'Fitting the Description'

By Julissa Catalan Charles Blow is a respected Brooklyn-based writer. An op-ed columnist for The New York Times, he also is a recently published author who often writes about race—including the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. He is Black and bisexual. He is also a single father of…