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U. of North Dakota Professor Resigns, Citing Rejection of Proposed Lectures on Pipeline Protests

The proposal, the second to be rejected, would have covered how the Standing Rock Tribe, which led the protests, was discussed on social media.

Clemson Student Leader, Who Sat During Pledge of Allegiance as Protest, Is Impeached

A university spokesman said the move to take action against Jaren Stewart began before he started protesting in solidarity with athletes who kneel during the playing of the national anthem.

After an Alcohol-Soaked Retreat, Sexual-Harassment Complaints, and a Suicide, UC-Davis Faces a Lawsuit

An administrator killed himself after two colleagues complained about his actions on a boozy work trip. His widow says the college is complicit in his death.

2 Are Shot and Killed on Grambling State’s Campus After Fight That Began in Dorm Room

The police said the “altercation” ended with gunfire in campus courtyard. The shooter fled the scene.

Memphis College of Art Is Closing

The 81-year-old private institution expects to remain open through May 2020 on a teach-out plan.

Former Student Is Charged With Racist Vandalism at Eastern Michigan U.

Eddie Curlin, who is 29, has been charged with three acts of ugly graffiti at the university since the fall of 2016.

Ever Had a Weird Experience Grading Papers or Tests? Tell Us About It.

A viral exchange about a failing grade, though fake, made us curious about faculty members’ oddest or most exceptional stories about grading assignments.

A Bunch of Conservative Students Dressed Up as Babies to Protest Safe Spaces

The Kent State University chapter of Turning Point USA mocked the concept of campus sanctuaries in a protest on Wednesday.

Grad Student Sounds Alarms Over Penn’s Response to Online Attacks

The student was using a teaching method that aims to give a greater voice to marginalized students by calling on them more frequently than others.

U. of Maryland Student Is Charged With Hate Crime in Killing of Bowie State Student

The police say that Sean Urbanski, who was a member of a far-right Facebook group, stabbed Richard Collins III, a newly commissioned U.S. Army lieutenant, in May after he refused to move from the sidewalk.
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