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Tag: University of Virginia
Study: Higher Education Funding in Virginia Distributed Inequitably
Expanding on student demographics and enrollment, the recently released second report “Higher Education School Finance Inequity and Inadequacy in Virginia” by Education Reform Now, focused on financial aid and college affordability.
July 19, 2021
UVA Removes ‘Racist’ Conqueror of The Northwest Statue From Campus
The University of Virginia’s statue of Revolutionary War figure George Rogers Clark was removed from its campus, following the City of Charlottesville’s removal of two Confederate statues and one of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Sacagawea, reports the university’s student newspaper The Cavelier Daily. Erected in 1921, “the statue depicts Clark on horseback with a crew behind […]
July 12, 2021
Critical Sport Scholars: Navigating an Uncomfortable Space
Being a college sports fan while also studying college sports is a difficult space to navigate.
June 23, 2021
Virginia Public Universities May Have to Pay Reparations to Descendants of Enslaved People Who Worked on Campuses
Under a Virginia bill passed by the state House last week, Longwood University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Military Institute and the College of William and Mary may have to pay reparations to the descendants of enslaved people who helped build the schools, The Hill reported. Per the proposal, which passed […]
February 8, 2021
How Should Higher Education Campuses Prepare for Life After the US Presidential Election?
It would not be at the forefront of one’s mind to think that the outcome of the US Presidential Election could have heavy implications on the role of university presidents across the country.
November 2, 2020
University of Virginia Will Not Cancel Classes on Election Day
The University of Virginia will not cancel classes on Election Day, Nov. 3, despite calls from some students and faculty to do so, The Cavalier Daily reported. “Given the adjustments we have made to the fall academic calendar due to the pandemic, we will not be canceling classes on Election Day,” said Brian Coy, a […]
October 29, 2020
Abolish the Term “Student-Athlete”
As higher education embraces social justice and abandons oppressive language and symbols, universities should banish one more offensive term.
July 29, 2020
Dr. Paul Harris Set to Receive Tenure, Promotion After UVA Officials Reconsider Case
Reversing course, a Promotion and Tenure Committee at the University of Virginia (UVA) has voted to recommend Dr. Paul C. Harris for tenure and promotion. Previously, a Promotion and Tenure Committee voted to deny tenure for Harris, an assistant professor of education at UVA.
July 26, 2020
Faculty & Staff
Minoritized Senior Faculty in Higher Education, Please Stand Up
Recently, the tenure denials of faculty such as Sibrina Collins at the College of Wooster, Lorgia García-Peña at Harvard University, Paul Harris and Tolu Odumosu at the University of Virginia, and Ashley Woodson at the University of Missouri at Columbia, have reignited a conversation about the role of bias in tenure and promotion processes. But also, the role of tenured senior faculty of color in not only mentoring their junior colleagues, but also working to disrupt and revise these processes. Reimagining these processes in a way that is grounded in equity and justice, we offer a few recommendations.
July 8, 2020
U of Virginia Athletics to Modify Logos Associated With Slave History
The University of Virginia will modify the design of two athletic department logos unveiled in April to remove their association with the institution’s ties to slavery. In a statement, the university said a design featured on the sabres pictured in the new V-Sabre logo and on the Cavalier Shield was made to look like the […]
June 16, 2020
UVA and Harvard Presidents Criticized for Their Responses to George Floyd’s Death
Jim Ryan and Dr. Lawrence Bacow, the presidents of the University of Virginia (UVA) and Harvard University, respectively, have been criticized for what some say are their weak responses to the death in police custody last week of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis.
June 2, 2020
Why Flexibility in Credit Transfers Is Crucial for Equity in a Post-COVID-19 World
Higher education groups have urged four-year institutions to revamp how they evaluate credits earned by students transferring campuses, saying both four-year and two-year colleges must ensure that more credits count toward baccalaureate degrees, especially in a post-coronavirus economy.
May 18, 2020
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