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Association of American Medical Colleges Rebrands Restorative Justice Approach

Medical students across the U.S. have long been subjected to instances of mistreatment from faculty, staff, and classmates. Research shows that for decades, these...

Latinx Americans with Darker Skin Face More Discrimination, Study Shows

A recent Pew Research Center poll of more than 3,000 Latinx Americans found that those with darker skin colors experience more discrimination. Nearly half of...

UMass Amherst Official Speaks Out Against “Disturbing Increase” in Anti-Black Incidents...

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) is seeing a "disturbing increase" in anti-Black incidents on campus, according to the school's diversity officer. Nefertiti A....

American University Deems Investigation Into Antisemitic Graffiti Inconclusive

American University (AU) officials have deemed an investigation into antisemitic graffiti scrawled in a dormitory bathroom inconclusive. The etchings included SS Lightning Bolts, a swastika,...

Tulane’s Former Medical School Administrator Speaks Out About Discrimination Suit

Princess Dennar, a former program administrator at Tulane University's School of Medicine, recently discussed her alleged experiences with racism and discrimination during an interview...

Tulane University’s Graduate Medical Programs Placed on Probation Over Alleged Diversity...

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Accreditation (ACGME) has reportedly placed Tulane University School of Medicine's graduate medical programs on probation due to diversity...

Bucknell University Launches Investigation into Attack on LGBTQ Student Community

Bucknell University officials announced they are investigating a recent incident of harassment against LGBTQ students on campus. In a letter to the campus community, officials...

Nearly 80 Percent of Asian Americans Report Facing Discrimination

A newly released survey found that nearly 80 percent of Asian Americans say they do not feel respected and are discriminated against in the...

Psychology Professor’s Research Could Change the Way We Understand Bias in...

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded funding to a University of California, Santa Barbara psychologist whose research could help prevent the development of...

Seattle Pacific University Faculty Vote No Confidence in Leadership for Upholding...

Seattle Pacific University (SPU) faculty cast a vote of “no confidence” in the school’s board of trustees after the board announced last week it...

University of Central Oklahoma Faculty and Staff Allege Discrimination

Diverse groups of faculty and staff at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) are speaking out against the alleged bias, racism, and discrimination they...

LGBTQ Students Suffer Discrimination, Anxiety at Taxpayer-Funded Christian Colleges and Universities,...

A new survey shows that LGBTQ students at colleges and universities with explicit anti-LGBTQ policies face greater risks of sexual assault, anxiety, and disciplinary...

Mississippi Becomes First State to Ban Transgender Athletes from Competing in...

This week, Mississippi lawmakers passed legislation that bans transgender student-athletes from competing in women and girl's sports, making it the first state in the...

Tulane Medical School Administrator Removed from Position, Claims Discrimination

Princess Dennar was the first and only Black woman to serve as program director at Tulane University School of Medicine’s Pediatrics Residency program. Now,...

Tenured Professors Sue Centenary University for Wrongful Termination and Discrimination

Several tenured professors are suing Centenary University, claiming the New Jersey school wrongfully terminated them and ignored their legal tenure protections and constitutional rights,...

Justice Department Drops Yale Discrimination Lawsuit

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) dropped a lawsuit Wednesday that alleged Yale University had been discriminating against Asian American and White applicants in...

Gender Bias Means Women Are More Likely to Be Silenced Online

On September 28, University of Iowa graduate student Claire McDonnell recorded a video call of herself and a group of male classmates discussing plans...

Hate Crimes Rise Across the U.S., Reaching Highest Level in More...

Hate crimes in the United States are peaking at levels that haven’t been seen since 2008, according to an annual FBI report released on...

Students and Advocates Combat Rise in Anti-Asian Discrimination

Boram Lee, PhD, was a graduate student at Harvard University last spring when she had her first experience with anti-Asian racism on campus.  Lee, who...

Wake Forest University Responds to Hate Emails Sent to Diversity-Related Employees

Wake Forest University (WFU) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is investigating what it calls “malicious” emails sent to 12 professors and staff members in diversity-related...

The ‘Worst Semester on Record’ for White Supremacist Propaganda

White supremacist propaganda continues to be a growing problem in higher education, with more incidents occurring on college campuses in spring 2019 than in...

African American Football Players Sue UMN for Discrimination Following Rape Investigation

Nine former and current football players for the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMN) — all of whom are African American — filed a...

Higher Education (PROSPER) Act: Free Speech or Discrimination?

The Higher Education (PROSPER) Act, which dictates how and why federal aid can be distributed to students and colleges, is up for renewal. Republican...

Health Professions Schools, Medical Centers Grapple with How to Address Patient...

In 2013, in her new role as supervisor to an intern in the emergency department, Emily Whitgob wanted to ensure a positive experience for...

Disadvantaged by Race: Eliminating Perceptions of Bias in the College Admissions...

One of most unusual queries that Sally Rubenstone, senior adviser for the college admissions counseling company College Confidential, ever received came from a young...

Trump Administration Proposes Merger of EEOC and OFCCP Under Guise of...

In the Fiscal Year 2018 Congressional Budget Justification for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the U.S. Department of Labor, the...

The Impact of Biases and How to Prevent Their Interference in...

If you have ever been selected for jury duty, you may recall attorneys barraging you with questions during the voir dire process. This is...

California Bill Aimed at Protecting LGBTQ Students at Religious Colleges Loses...

The author of a controversial bill meant to protect the rights of LGBTQ college students agreed Wednesday to remove a key provision of the...

Keeping Up with OFCCP Compliance Changes

If you are a federal contractor or subcontractor — who is required to abide by affirmative action regulations under the jurisdiction of the U.S....

ETS Recommends Focusing Less on GRE in Graduate Admissions Decisions

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) is launching a campaign to change the way colleges and universities use the graduate record examination (GRE) when making...

Words Matter: Affirming Gender Identity Through Language

The language of transgender identity is constantly evolving as more people embrace gender classifications that fall outside the traditional male-female binary. With such rapidly...

Efforts to Improve Faculty Diversity Are Increasing, But Much Work Remains

As students across the country have taken to public spaces to express their frustration over college and university’s disregard for diversity issues, they have...

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Issue Guidance to Ensure Transgender...

On Friday, the Obama administration issued a letter to every public school district in the country directing them to allow transgender students to use...

Gov. McCrory, Justice Department Sue Each Other Over North Carolina Bathroom...

On Monday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory responded to a letter issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, which urged the state to drop...

NADOHE, Higher Education Organizations Announce Opposition to “Religious Freedom” Laws

In reaction to a string of recently approved and proposed “religious freedom” bills by legislatures in a handful of southern states, the National Association...

‘Whitened’ Resumes Earn More Callbacks, Even by Employers that Favor Diversity

A study by researchers at the University of Toronto and Stanford University finds that resumes that have been “whitened” by minority job seekers are...

Three University Employees Sue North Carolina Over Anti-LGBTQ Law

North Carolina last week passed sweeping anti-LGBTQ legislation that includes a ban on transgender people accessing public bathrooms and locker rooms that do not...

Georgia Governor Vetoes Anti-LGBTQ Bill After Intense Criticism

Under pressure from both LGBTQ organizations and local corporations, on Monday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced his decision to veto a bill that many...

Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance: Similarities, Differences, and How They Can Work...

When one hears the words “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “compliance,” similar ideas may come to mind. However, although these words have related associations, they each...

Who Is an Online “Applicant”? How to Minimize EEOC and OFCCP...

When you are an employer, knowing who is defined as an “applicant” matters. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal...

Answering the “What Are You?” Questions

If I asked “who are you?”, would you be worried? Most of us answer some form of that question every day — for example,...

More Administrative Changes Made at Flagship UM Campus

Six hours after University of Missouri (UM) System President Tim Wolfe resigned from his post, the chancellor of UM’s flagship campus in Columbia (MU),...

EEOC Mourns Loss of Former Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien

Jacqueline A. Berrien, former chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and civil rights activist, passed away Monday, Nov. 9. Berrien, a native of...

Executive Order 11246 Celebrates 50 Years

On June 4, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson gave the commencement address, titled “To Fulfill These Rights,” at Howard University, a historically black college...

Lessons of the Ellen Pao Case

The Ellen Pao gender discrimination case against her former employer — the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Kleiner Perkins) — was...

The Abercrombie Case, Dress Codes, and Religious Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, color, race, national origin, and religion. The law’s protections...