All posts by J. Clara Chan


Adjunct Says She Was Suspended Following Appearance on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’

An adjunct professor at Essex County College, in New Jersey, was suspended two days after her appearance as a political commentator on the Fox News program Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Lisa Durden, who is also a talk-show host and pop-culture commentator, appeared on Mr. Carlson’s show this month to discuss a Memorial Day event hosted by Black Lives Matter organizers that was open only to black attendees. Although Ms. Durden did not disclose her affiliation with Essex County College on the show, a co…


Baylor’s Former Leader Said Its Failure on Sexual Violence Was Not ‘Fundamental’

Updated (6/15/2017, 4:01 p.m.) with a statement from Baylor.

David E. Garland, the former interim president of Baylor University, said in a deposition last month that the institution had not exhibited a “fundamental failure” on sexual assault, the Waco Tribune-Herald reports.

In the deposition, which was conducted as part of a Title IX lawsuit that the university is facing, Mr. Garland, who stepped down this month, said that he didn’t know why the university’s former president, Kenneth W. Starr,…


U. of Virginia Student Is Released by North Korea After Being Detained 17 Months

A University of Virginia student, Otto F. Warmbier, has been medically evacuated from North Korea in a coma, The Washington Post reports.

Mr. Warmbier, now 22, was arrested and detained in North Korea 17 months ago for “hostile acts against the state,” and was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor. He had been passing through Pyongyang, North Korea, on New Year’s Eve en route to Hong Kong for a study-abroad trip. While in a North Korean hotel, he had attempted to remove a propaganda si…


Ted Cruz Called a Harvard Chair’s Views on the Paris Withdrawal ‘Sad.’ She Fired Back.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, dashed off a fiery response to a tweet on Thursday by the chair of Harvard University’s American-studies program, Joyce Chaplin, who wrote that the United States — created by the international community through the Peace of Paris, in 1783 — was betraying the very same community by backing out of the Paris climate agreement.


Howard U. Fires Police Officers After Hospital Patient Was Dumped From Wheelchair

Howard University has fired two police officers after video appeared to show them dumping a female patient from the university’s hospital out of a wheelchair last month, and leaving her lying on the ground by a bus stop outside, according to The Washington Post.

Gabriel Adegoke, president of the Metropolitan Campus Police Officers Union, which represents the officers, confirmed to the Post that the female officer shown in the video, one of the male officers, and their supervisor had been fired….