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Amid waning support in the state legislature, Ohio Republicans have withdrawn a bill to eliminate mandatory diversity training at public universities and limit these...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

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...

USC Dissolves DEI Office, Campus Pride Removes Colleges From ‘Best’ List

Anti-DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) efforts continue to impact higher education and other establishments across the country since the political trend began in late...

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...

Internal Investigation at Texas A&M Reveals Details of Mishandled Hiring

Following an internal investigation, the Texas A&M University System has uncovered the involvement of several high-ranking administrators, including former president Kathy Banks, in the...

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...

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...

DeSantis Challenges Biden Administration in Lawsuit Over Accreditation

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has launched a federal lawsuit against the Biden administration and the U.S. Department of Education for allegedly interfering with...

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,...

Republican Senators Propose Eliminating DEI Considerations in University Accreditation

Republican lawmakers introduced legislation this week that seeks to ban higher education accrediting agencies from considering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their accreditation...

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...