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Tag: Student protests
Higher Ed Institutions Rethink Relationships With Police Amid Nationwide Protests
Two days after the death of George Floyd — a Black man who died at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer — University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel made an announcement: The university is breaking its ties with the Minneapolis police department. The city department can no longer provide security at campus events or […]
July 24, 2020
Two Years After Protests, Evergreen State College Works to Boost Enrollment, Retention
Like many liberal arts schools, Evergreen State College has faced a drop in enrollment. But the school experienced a particularly steep decline – a 27% drop – since protests over racial tensions erupted on campus in 2017. This year, Evergreen State College is preparing for major changes meant to enroll and retain more students, particularly underrepresented students.
January 21, 2020
Protesting Hong Kong College Students Plan Class Boycott
Students union leaders from 10 Hong Kong universities will call for a boycott of the start of classes to pressure the government to respond to the protest movement gripping the city since June, they said Thursday. The student leaders called on students to skip the first two weeks of classes in September. They vowed to […]
August 22, 2019
Why Does Harvard Have a Police Force?
In April and May, student protesters at Johns Hopkins University engaged in a civil protest against the establishment of a police department on their campus. As the university moved towards rolling out the police force, they quashed the students’ protest with the help of the Baltimore Police Department. While Johns Hopkins may have won the battle against the student protestors, the students’ activism has opened the door for other students around the country to attempt to preempt the establishment of police forces at their own universities.
June 19, 2019
2018 Higher Education Highlights
Like the year before, 2018 has proven to be an important year for issues relating to diversity, equity and higher education. Most notably, this past year we witnessed up close a number of racial incidents on campus involving law enforcement being called on students and staff of color.
December 20, 2018
Students Upset After Susquehanna University Decides to Arm Officers
Many Susquehanna University students have expressed their opposition to a plan by its university president to arm some public safety officers. The decision came about after an August 2017 drug-related robbery in a dormitory suite where five teenagers were arrested. One allegedly had a handgun in their possession. The following day, around 75 students held […]
December 6, 2018
How Should College Leaders Respond to Campus Protests?
The way university presidents and their administrations respond to student protesters have come under scrutiny as college campuses increasingly become the venues of choice for demanding action on ire-raising topics.
November 1, 2018
USC Center Helps Advance Racial Equity
Five months after a group of students at DePauw University angrily confronted their college president following a string of racially charged incidents on campus, Dr. D. Mark McCoy was sitting in front of his office computer actively processing the incident with Dr. Charles H. F. Davis, who was some 2,000 miles away.
October 18, 2018
Seven Arrested After Fights Over ‘Silent Sam’ Statue at UNC
On Saturday, seven people were arrested in fights over the fate of ‘Silent Sam’— a Confederate statue that was toppled last week on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC), according to NBC News. ‘Silent Sam’— a monument which was created and placed on UNC’s campus, which critics call a “symbol […]
August 27, 2018
Scholars, Students React to Removal of ‘Silent Sam’ at UNC
While University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officials called the protesters’ actions “unlawful and dangerous” – sparking backlash – some UNC students, faculty and other community members were elated about the statue’s removal.
August 21, 2018
Boseman Delivers Wakanda Wisdom to His Alma Mater’s Graduates
WASHINGTON — Actor Chadwick Boseman, also known as superhero T’Challa in “The Black Panther” blockbuster movie, challenged Howard University graduates to focus on finding purpose rather than just jobs and careers during a metaphorical and occasionally spiritual commencement address delivered on Saturday.
May 13, 2018
Police Remove Students from Occupied Paris University Site
PARIS — French police removed students from a Paris university building Friday that had been occupied for a month to protest admission changes that also are causing turmoil at other campuses. Paris police said the clearing of the Tolbiac Center, a 22-story tower in southern Paris affiliated with Paris 1 University, went “without incident.” Interior […]
April 23, 2018
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