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Faculty members were spared as the institution slashed 300 jobs â a third of its work force. But they know they could be next.
The reversal followed the Justice Department's move against North Carolina's controversial law limiting bathroom access for transgender people.
Wayne Frederick, president of the historically black university, says it needs to be more selective in enrolling students and choosing how to support them.
An accusation against four unnamed Morehouse College students has prompted an intense debate there and at nearby Spelman College. The sensitivities run deep.
The president of the University of North Carolina system is in an unusual position for a higher-education leader, after the Justice Department said UNC was violating federal law by complying with a deeply controversial state measure.
The university's president said it had apologized to Jason Riley, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, for "confusion" over whether he had been invited.
The university was under no obligation to disclose a student's report that he was attacked off-campus. But some students say they should have learned about it from their institution, not TV coverage.
The group's creation was one demand that emerged from protests over racial issues on the campus last fall.
Criticizing plans to rename the university's law school for Justice Antonin Scalia, the Faculty Senate called for the suspension of a pact between the school and the Charles Koch Foundation.
The Justice Department told the North Carolina system's president, Margaret Spellings, that the university was discriminating against transgender people.
The number of forcible sex crimes increased by 126 percent from 2001 to 2013, while all campus crimes fell by 34 percent, according to a new report.
Terry Tempest Williams helped found a graduate program in environmental humanities, but she says she's leaving after "humiliating" negotiations.
The decision by the system's presidents follows a statement by Minnesota's governor asking that state employees avoid traveling to North Carolina until its leaders "repeal the discriminatory law they enacted."
Battushig Myanganbayar enrolled at MIT after crushing one of its first massive open online courses. And he has some ideas about how they could make a real difference in the developing world.
The executive board of the university's Interfraternity Council acknowledged that its efforts "may have been emotionally triggering for survivors."
This year, the university told students from six states they could pay the same tuition and fees charged by their in-state flagship university. That led to a boost in enrollment from those states.
The college said it was responding to requests that it "identify a commencement speaker who could directly address student concerns."
The institution announced in December it would fire 23 tenured and tenure-track professors in response to enrollment declines.
A faculty member had contacted a Wall Street Journal columnist merely to gauge his interest in speaking, the university says.
Nathan Deal, a Republican, had supported expanding gun rights to bars and churches. But he said the legislation failed to give campuses flexibility to set their own rules.