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UW-Madison Takes Anti-Racist Action by Removing 42-Ton Boulder

On August 6, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) removed a 42-ton boulder from campus because of its historical connection to racial discrimination. Officially known...

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Names Inaugural Marshall-Motley Scholars

On the anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in May, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) announced the names of...

Law Schools Commit to Furthering Anti-Racist Training, Addressing Inequity

Law schools, perhaps more than any other institutions in higher education, are in a unique position to address structural racism and effect meaningful societal...

Critical Race Theory Under Attack

As conservative lawmakers use falsehoods and fear tactics to suppress anti-racism lessons in the classroom, educators and legal scholars worry about the whitewashing of...

Florida Governor Approves Controversial Bill on Campus ‘Intellectual Freedom’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a controversial bill Tuesday that requires all state colleges and universities to conduct annual campus-wide surveys on “intellectual...

UNC Chapel Hill Revokes Tenure Offer for 1619 Project Creator

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's (UNC Chapel Hill) board of trustees has denied a tenured appointment to Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer...

Unique Social and Behavioral Research Centers Investigate Society’s Most Pressing Issues

Research in the fields of social and behavioral science can have tremendous influence on legislation, spark meaningful conversations, and ultimately lead to a more...

Idaho Senate Passes Bill Banning Critical Race Theory in Public Schools,...

On Monday, the Idaho Senate voted 27-8 to pass a bill that seeks to ban critical race theory from being taught in public schools,...

More Than 160 Confederate Symbols were Removed in 2020, Report Finds

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released a year-end update to its Whose Heritage? report on Tuesday, which found that 168 Confederate symbols were renamed...

Valparaiso University Removes Crusader Mascot, Imagery

On Thursday, Valparaiso University (Valpo) in Indiana announced it will remove its Crusader mascot and imagery after a “decades-long debate” about the controversial figure.  In...

Utah House Approves Bill to Rename Dixie State University

The Utah House of Representatives voted 51-20 on Wednesday to launch a process to rename Dixie State University. If passed by the Utah Senate, the...

Trustees Vote to Rename Dixie State University

The board of trustees at Dixie State University voted unanimously Monday to recommend that the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) drop the word...

Virginia Military Institute Removes Century-Old Statue of Confederate General

On Monday, the Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson statue that stands in front of the student barracks at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) was removed...

University of Pittsburgh Requires Incoming Freshmen to Take Course on Racism

The University of Pittsburgh will now require all incoming freshmen to take a one-credit course on anti-racism. The new course, which is titled Anti-Black Racism:...

Symbols Matter: Colleges and Universities Respond to Movement Against Racist...

Alongside a major highway in Nashville, Tennessee, stands a 25-foot statue of a man who many would consider the embodiment of American racism. The...