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Why I Contributed To Milo Yiannopoulo's Speech

Ash Murthy | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
Ash Murthy

I am an Asian. I contributed to the crowdfunded campaign to help Milo Yiannopoulos continue to make disparaging remarks on minorities like me.

The Long Way Round: Insights From A First Generation College Student

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.12.2017 | Education
Carol J. Carter

Troy Seppala, student of Communication at the University of Colorado, is in the first generation of his family to attend university. He transferred to...

Title IX And College Rape: A Series Of Injustice, Part 4

Jessica Denis | Posted 09.14.2016 | College
Jessica Denis

In some colleges, the Title IX coordinator has only eight hours of training. I was contacted by a student at the University of Minnesota with his concerns that these cases on his campus will be adjudicated by a panel of three students. This is not mock trial. This is real life.

An Intimate Dialogue With Sri Sri Ravi Shankar At The Ohio State University

Jill Klimpel | Posted 07.08.2016 | Religion
Jill Klimpel

In March of this year, when I attended the World Culture Festival in India, and was afforded the chance to invite Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to come to The ...

Title IX and College Rape: A Series Of Injustice Part 2

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Jessica Denis

This blog is part two in a series outlining the horror stories caused by campus adjudication and clear lack thereof. These stories are very important to clarifying the extreme injustices happening on our college campuses. I hope you will continue to read the series.

A professor is shot dead at UCLA, and college instructors reflect on their own moments of quiet terror in the classroom

Hinda Mandell | Posted 06.03.2016 | Education
Hinda Mandell

Photo courtesy of StockSnap. When news broke June 1 about "yet another" campus shooting - that resulted in the targeted murder of an engineering pro...

In The Struggle For Racial Equality, Giant Protests Don't Create Giant Change

The Well | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices
The Well

While collective action and mass movements are crucial to bringing widespread awareness to the issues, I strongly believe that the needle of social change only moves forward when ordinary citizens do extraordinary things.

Diversity In STEM Is A Practical Goal, Not A Moral One

The Well | Posted 05.31.2016 | Black Voices
The Well

"Women and minorities just can't do STEM." Hearing this sentence my junior year in high school, back when I aspired to be a U.S. ambassador, chilled me to the bone. From that moment on, I shifted gears, driven almost entirely by a desire to prove that ignorant soul wrong.

On Being a Black Man at Yale: No, I'm Not on the Football Team

The Well | Posted 05.31.2016 | Black Voices
The Well

At least a few times a week during football season, somebody on campus comes up to me and says, "Have a good game this weekend, man," or "Hey, how's football practice been?" People's support and well wishes would be much more understandable if I were actually on the football team -- or any university sports team for that matter.

Are These Pro-Trump Scribbles at Emory University Really Hate Speech?

Kicker | Posted 03.28.2016 | College

Emory University. (caribbeanfreephoto/Flickr) This week, some students at Atlanta's Emory University reportedly felt threatened when pro-Donald Trump...

Meet the Winners: Student Essays Explore Race on Campus

Porter Braswell | Posted 03.10.2016 | Black Voices
Porter Braswell

These stories help paint important pictures of who we are, both personally and professionally. That in mind, my team launched the 2016 Jopwell Student Essay Grant in partnership with the 21st annual Black Solidarity Conference.

We Must Get Better at Teaching Young People About Sexual Assault

Naomi Shatz | Posted 02.22.2017 | College
Naomi Shatz

To address sexual assault and move towards a more equal society, we have to shift the presumption from one of male access to women's bodies absent refusal, to one where no one is assumed to consent to sexual contact unless they make clear that they do.

Why Higher Education Needs Constructive Student Activism

Christina Paxson | Posted 02.02.2017 | College
Christina Paxson

We stand at a moment of opportunity. Colleges and universities cannot solve racism and discrimination globally, but we can be a vanguard in cultivating the thoughtful conversations which take place, often unseen, that can bring us to an upward inflection point.

Please Don't Just Tolerate Me! Why We Need More Love and Hate

Craig Luekens | Posted 01.04.2017 | Religion
Craig Luekens

Is Christianity a religion of love or of hate? Both! And I don't just mean that there are some Christians who do a lot of loving things, other Christians who do a lot of hateful things, and the latter are wrong. Well, that's true in one sense, but is also very boring and obvious.

2016 Corporate Crisis Outlook: Much More of the Same

Harlan Loeb | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Harlan Loeb

2015 at a glance: Explosive airbags and scandalous accounting. High-visibility data breaches. Terrorism. Climate risk. Drug pricing. Food quality. A 300 percent increase in media attention on brand reputation risk since 2010. Scrutiny is indeed rising.

An Open Letter to Wayne State University After the Death of Kajavia Globe

Molly Gail Shannon | Posted 12.18.2016 | Black Voices
Molly Gail Shannon

Is your name worth so much, and guarded so tightly, that you can't spare the smallest part of it for Amber and KaJavia -- just as you can't spare even the slight platitude of "thoughts and prayers" for those they left behind? If so, your name is worth so much less to me.

The Speed of Social Media: A Boon to Student Protesters

Karen Gross | Posted 12.11.2016 | College
Karen Gross

Not that many years ago, news did not travel fast. I am old enough to have lived in a time when using the telephone to make long distance calls was a...

It's Not About Free Speech or Academic Freedom

Stanley Fish | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Stanley Fish

In the discussions of the events now taking place on an increasing number of college campuses the phrases "free speech" and "academic freedom" are routinely invoked. Neither is an appropriate rubric for the analysis of what is happening.

3 Beginners Steps to Starting a Campus LGBT Group

Sierra Vandervort | Posted 11.20.2016 | College
Sierra Vandervort

For students looking to make their campuses more LGBT friendly, here are a few helpful starter tips.

WVU Students and Administration Stand in Solidarity with Mizzou

Chris Hickey | Posted 11.17.2016 | College
Chris Hickey

In response to the recent events at the University of Missouri, West Virginia University students, faculty, and administration stood in solidarity Thursday night. Demonstrators showcased their ability to support the necessary dialogue of campus culture while doing so in a peaceful manner.

How Can The University of Missouri Heal From Its Racial Divide?

Subha V. Barry | Posted 11.13.2016 | Black Voices
Subha V. Barry

The University of Missouri has an incredible opportunity to heal and turn this situation into a positive one. Start by bringing together the passionate change leaders of the football team, faculty, and administration that so boldly believed and took a stand.

Understanding The Free Speech Issues At Missouri And Yale

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Universities have a deep obligation to protect and preserve the freedom of expression. That is, most fundamentally, at the very core of what makes a university a university. This has not always been true.

Free Speech is for the Speech You Hate, Not for the Speech You Like

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 10.28.2016 | Education
Dr. Cindi Love

I can relate to the impact of saying what one believes to be true when other people don't want to hear it. That is why I feel alarmed today about the campus-based and society-wide movement toward censorship.

Mental Health on Campus: Making a Difference One Person at a Time

Mary Giliberti | Posted 09.25.2016 | College
Mary Giliberti

NAMI on Campus leaders at Duke, FSU, Nebraska and UVa--as well as other colleges and universities are already making a difference. We are proud to have them as part of the NAMI movement--spreading compassion, kindness and hope.

Academic Freedom Under Siege

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.31.2016 | College
Geoffrey R. Stone

Six weeks ago, Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro wrote a fine op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in which he offered a ringing endorsement of academic freedom. It is therefore both surprising and disappointing that Northwestern University recently found itself embroiled in two embarrassing violations of the core principles of academic freedom.