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Conservative Utah Lawmakers Target DEI Efforts in Education

Through a new bill proposed this week, conservative lawmakers in Utah are targeting DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) efforts at public universities and K-12...

Texas Law Prohibiting DEI Offices Takes Effect

The Texas law, Senate Bill 17, took effect this month, prohibiting DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) offices and hiring of staff to perform DEI...

Kentucky Bill Targets DEI and ‘Divisive Concepts’ in Higher Ed

Kentucky has become the latest state to target DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) efforts with a new bill that would allow employees and students to...

Oklahoma Governor Signs Order Banning DEI Programs at Public Universities

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) signed an executive order this week banning DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) programs at state agencies and public colleges...

UW Regents Agree to Funding Deal Involving DEI Cuts

The University of Wisconsin (UW) Board of Regents have approved a controversial deal with Republican lawmakers that they previously rejected last Saturday. This agreement...

Ohio Bill Targeting DEI Training in Higher Education Fails to Gain...

Amid waning support in the state legislature, Ohio Republicans have withdrawn a bill to eliminate mandatory diversity training at public universities and limit these...

Iowa Public Universities Must Eliminate “Non-Essential” DEI Positions

The Iowa Board of Regents recently voted to require the state’s three public universities to eliminate DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) staff positions not...

Judge Recommends Injunction in DEI Dispute Involving California Community Colleges Professor

On Tuesday, a magistrate judge recommended that a professor should not receive disciplinary action for refusing to adhere to a new diversity, equity, and...

Wisconsin Bills Target Race-Based Programs, Free Speech in Higher Education

Wisconsin legislators approved a set of new proposals this week that will impact higher education institutions in the state, particularly within the diversity, equity,...

Institutions Must Reaffirm Commitments in Wake of Anti-DEI Legislation

In 2020, after the death of George Floyd, colleges and universities scrambled to generate DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) statements condemning systemic racism in...

Colorado College Opens Its Doors to Students from Anti-DEI States

In response to anti-DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) laws passed in five states, Colorado College (CC) recently launched the Healing and Affirming Village and...

Republicans Withhold Raises for UW System Staff in DEI Dispute

The Republican-led Wisconsin Legislature has greenlit a 6 percent pay raise for all state workers except University of Wisconsin (UW) system employees as part...

Nearly a Third of Faculty Considering Leaving States Over Political Climate,...

A new survey of more than 4,250 professors from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas found that nearly a third are actively seeking employment...

Law Firm Opens Diversity Fellowship to All Students After Discrimination Suit

Morrison Foerster, a corporate law firm, has revised its diversity fellowship criteria to open the program to students of all races after being sued...

Rice University LGBTQ+ Organization Offers Services to Texas Students Affected by...

As Texas colleges grapple with a new law that bans DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) in higher education, Rice University's LGBTQ+ organization is offering...

Campus Pride Removes Florida, Texas Colleges from List of LGBTQ-Friendly Schools

Due to new anti-LGBTQ+ state laws, the nonprofit Campus Pride excluded four public colleges in Florida and Texas from its 2023 list of the...

University of South Carolina Removes ‘DEI’ From Top Diversity Official’s Title

The University of South Carolina has removed the terms “diversity, equity, and inclusion” from the title of its head diversity official, according to a...

UNT Dissolves DEI Office; South Carolina Bans Diversity Statements, Training

The consequences continue to be profound for higher education when it comes to anti-DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) actions by state legislators. In recent...

Will Anti-DEI Legislation Cause a Research Funding Drought in Higher Ed?

As recent anti-DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) laws targeting higher education take effect, research faculty and those who support their work in affected states...

New College Trustees Propose $2 Million Institute to Combat ‘Cancel Culture’

On Thursday, the New College of Florida Board of Trustees voted to seek $2 million from the state legislature for the Freedom Institute, a...

Texas A&M President Resigns Over Hiring Controversy

The president of Texas A&M University, M. Katherine Banks, announced her immediate retirement on Thursday following controversy over a failed hiring deal with journalism...

Texas A&M Interim Dean Resigns After Hiring of Journalism Professor Draws...

José Luis Bermúdez, the interim dean of Texas A&M University’s College of Arts and Sciences, resigned on Monday after the university backtracked on its...

Defending DEI: University Leaders Share Lessons Learned and Strategies for Moving...

As public universities in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, and North Dakota prepare for and see new anti-DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) laws take effect, similar...

Colleges Are Beginning to Feel the Impact of Anti-DEI Measures

With Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas approving Senate Bill 17 on June 14, the state became the latest to reckon with extensive legislation...

UW System President Defends DEI Initiatives Amid Republican Defunding Efforts

University of Wisconsin (UW) System President Jay Rothman voiced his support of campus DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiatives this week amidst efforts by...

University of Arkansas to Dissolve DEI Office

On Tuesday, University of Arkansas (UA) Chancellor Charles Robinson announced the school will begin redistributing staff and resources from the Division of Diversity, Equity,...

AAUP Rallies Support Amid Fight for Academic Freedom, DEI

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is calling on all professional organizations, unions, faculty, staff, and administrators to fight against attacks on academic...

Anti-DEI Legislation Becomes Reality in Florida, North Dakota

With over 30 anti-DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) bills proposed across the country threatening initiatives, support offices, and curriculum in higher education, the results...