All posts by Charles Huckabee


Faculty Union Declares Victory as Lockout at Long Island U. Ends

The lockout that barred faculty members from Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus for nearly two weeks is over, the faculty union announced on Wednesday night.

“We have won a victory,” officials of the Long Island University Faculty Federation, which represents 236 full-time professors and 450 adjuncts on the Brooklyn campus, said in a letter to union members. The letter said that administrators had agreed to end “their unprecedented lockout” just before midnight on Wednesday, and th…


Athlete Accused by Chapel Hill Student Faces Sexual-Assault Charges

A football player at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who was publicly accused of rape this week by a female student at the university turned himself in on Wednesday to face misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and assault, The News & Observer reported.

A lawyer made an initial court appearance on behalf of the player, Allen Artis, a 21-year-old junior, and he was released. Neither Mr. Artis nor his lawyer, Sam Coleman, commented to reporters.

The student who accused Mr. Artis of…


Ohio U. Will Remove Roger Ailes’s Name From a Newsroom

Roger Ailes’s name will be removed from a television-station newsroom at Ohio University, and a $500,000 donation the former Fox News executive made to the university in 2007 will be returned, according to reports by the station, WOUB, and The Post, a student-run newspaper.

Mr. Ailes, a 1962 alumnus of the university, has been accused by more than 20 women of sexual harassment. Fox News’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, recently reached a $20-million settlement with Gretchen Carlson, a former…


U. of Oregon Removes Name of a KKK Leader From a Dorm

The University of Oregon is the latest higher-education institution to move to expunge an association with racism or slavery from a campus building or monument. On Thursday, The Register-Guard reports, the university’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to remove the name of a 1920s and 1930s professor from a dormitory because the professor, Frederic Dunn, was once an “exalted cyclops,” or leader of a local den, in the Ku Klux Klan.

In a discussion before the trustees voted, an Oregon alumnus, …


Chairman of Ursinus College’s Board Resigns Over ‘Insensitive’ Tweets

The chairman of Ursinus College’s Board of Trustees has resigned from the board, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, after a week of controversy over tweets he posted over the past few years on his personal Twitter account.

The chairman, Michael C. Marcon, apologized for the tweets in meetings this week with students and faculty members on the Pennsylvania campus. In a statement quoted by the Inquirer, he said he was “proud of the way the Ursinus faculty and staff allowed me to address a situat…


Professor Ends Hunger Strike He Began After Being Denied Tenure

Juan J. Rojo, the assistant professor of Spanish who went on a hunger strike last week after being denied tenure at Lafayette College, ended his strike on Monday morning, according to news reports and a statement he posted on Facebook.

In the statement he said he wanted people to understand that ending his liquids-only fast “was a decision consciously made rather than me simply giving up.” He also said he hoped the attention his protest had drawn to “the larger issue” of flaws in the ten…


CUNY Investigates Possible Misuse of $600,000 at City College of N.Y.

The City University of New York is investigating faculty concerns that a recent $500,000 donation to a fund that supports humanities and arts programs at the system’s flagship, the City College of New York, may have been improperly diverted, The New York Times reports.

With the donation, the fund — known as the Martin and Toni Sosnoff Fund for the Arts — should have contained roughly $600,000. But faculty members at the college learned this summer that the account held just $76. After gettin…


U. of the Incarnate Word Permanently Removes President Who Was on Leave

The University of the Incarnate Word’s governing board voted on Monday to remove Louis Agnese Jr. as the Roman Catholic institution’s president, effective immediately, according to, a website of the San Antonio Express-News, and KSAT 12, an ABC affiliate in San Antonio.

The unanimous vote came less than two weeks after the board placed Mr. Agnese on a 90-day medical leave, citing concerns about his well-being after reports of “sporadic uncharacteristic behavior and comments” by the …


Ithaca College Student Is Fatally Stabbed on Cornell’s Campus

A student at Ithaca College died of stab wounds early Sunday after being injured in a large fight that took place on the campus of Cornell University, according to police reports and statements from the two colleges.

Officers with the City of Ithaca Police Department arrived at the scene shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday and found two men suffering from stab wounds, the department said in a news release. Both men were taken to hospitals, where one was later pronounced dead. The second victim, also an…


Gunmen Attack American U. in Afghanistan, Killing at Least 12 People

Militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday evening, firing on students in an attack that killed at least 12 people and wounded at least 30, according to reports by The Washington Post and CNN.

An Afghan police official told CNN that those killed included seven students, three police officers, and two security guards.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the two-pronged assault — a powerful explosion was set off nearby as the gunmen stormed onto the…