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We're Tracking Confederate Monuments. Tell Us What's on Your Campus.

August 22, 2017 - 11:45am
The Chronicle has compiled a list of Confederate monuments erected on college campuses in the decades following the Civil War. Fill out the form here to let us know about anything we've missed.
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Penn State Is the Latest to Deny a Request for a White-Nationalist Event

August 22, 2017 - 9:25am
The university joins at least three others that have refused to host Richard Spencer after deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va.
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How One White Nationalist Became — and Remains — a Thorn in Texas A&M’s Side

August 21, 2017 - 8:24pm
Preston Wiginton doesn’t have an especially strong connection to the university: He dropped out after taking classes for a year. But he’s made it his mission to force extreme racial politics upon College Station.
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Liberty U. Alumni Protest Falwell's Continued Support of Trump

August 21, 2017 - 1:12pm
Some graduates of the university are upset that its leader has voiced support of President Trump's inflammatory comments about the violence in Charlottesville.  
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The Future of the Degree: How Colleges Can Survive the New Credential Economy

August 21, 2017 - 11:29am
As the economy undergoes significant change, the meaning of the college degree is increasingly questioned. This report examines the history of college credentials, the ultimate value of the college degree, and the development of lifelong credentials.
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Cincinnati State Suspends All Sports Except Soccer

August 20, 2017 - 12:38pm
Struggling with declines in enrollment and revenue, the college is exploring a new model for athletics that will focus on more local recruiting and hiring part-time instead of full-time coaches.
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Professors See Charlottesville as a Starting Point for Discussions on Race

August 18, 2017 - 5:06pm
Recent events have inspired faculty members not only to talk about race in class, but to show students how to respond to hate groups.
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A Professor Says She Was Penalized for an Instructor's Tweet

August 18, 2017 - 4:38pm
The controversy that cost an adjunct a job offer at Montclair State University affected a professor who didn't hire him but would have supervised him.
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Family Settles Suit Against Clemson U. in Fraternity Pledge's Death

August 18, 2017 - 12:51pm
Tucker Hipps was found dead in a lake after a fraternity event in 2014.
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After White-Supremacist Violence, UVa Will Review What Activities Are Allowable on Campus

August 18, 2017 - 11:59am
The university is also hiring a contractor to review its safety infrastructure and more staff members and police officers “to ensure safety and security" as the semester begins.
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White House Arts Panel Resigns Over Trump's Charlottesville Statements

August 18, 2017 - 10:59am
In their resignation letter, members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities said ignoring Mr. Trump's statements on hate groups and racism would make the panelists complicit in his actions.
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Another Public University Says No to a White-Nationalist Event

August 17, 2017 - 8:35pm
Michigan State University joined the University of Florida and Texas A&M in canceling or declining to rent space for an event linked to the white-nationalist leader Richard Spencer. All three cited the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., as figuring in their decisions.
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As Support Grows for Ditching Confederate Statues, Colleges Weigh Their Options

August 17, 2017 - 7:51pm
Institutions face smoldering tensions in the wake of the deadly rioting in Charlottesville, Va.
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At UVa, a Clash Over Whether to Stand Back or Stand Up

August 17, 2017 - 12:59pm
Seeking the safest course, administrators hoped that professors, students, and alumni would steer clear of the white nationalists’ march. But some felt duty-bound to confront what they saw as evil.
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Teaching Newsletter, August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017 - 8:09am
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For UVa, Racist Rally Dredges Up Uncomfortable Legacies

August 16, 2017 - 7:03pm
President Trump tried redirecting a national conversation about white supremacists to a debate over a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va. That memorial has connections to UVa.
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Professors Rally Around a Student Who Became the Public Face of a Confederate Statue’s Fall

August 16, 2017 - 5:29pm
Faculty members at North Carolina Central University worry about the safety of the student, who was widely seen in videos tying a rope around a statue that was felled at a rally. They say they’ll do whatever they can to help her.
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UVa Employee Suffers a Stroke After Campus Clash With White Supremacists

August 16, 2017 - 8:57am
If Tyler Magill's condition is linked to the violence at a Friday march, it could raise further questions about the university's approach to securing its campus.
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U. of Florida Denies White Supremacist Richard Spencer's Request for Event Space

August 16, 2017 - 8:08am
Florida's president, W. Kent Fuchs, said the rhetoric of racists and white nationalists was "repugnant" and "counter to everything the university and this nation stands for."
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The KKK Once Gave UVa $1,000. These Professors Want the University to Admit It.

August 15, 2017 - 7:46pm
As the University of Virginia grappled with the issue of white supremacists who stormed the campus this past weekend, administrators faced another problem: their institution’s historical ties to the Ku Klux Klan.
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