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

Kicker | Posted 03.28.2016 | College
Kicker

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 02.22.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | 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 01.04.2016 | 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 01.04.2016 | 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 12.18.2015 | 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 12.11.2015 | 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 11.23.2015 | 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 11.20.2015 | 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 11.18.2015 | 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 11.13.2015 | 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 11.11.2015 | 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 10.28.2015 | 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 09.25.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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.

Looking for a Zebra in a Barnyard

Hilal Isler | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilal Isler

I was in my office a few weeks ago, when my boss knocked at the door. "Mike!" I said, guiltily. I propped the door open with a sneakered foot, an em...

Mindy Kaling's Brother Sounds Off on American 'Black Privilege'

Tyree Rush | Posted 06.06.2015 | Entertainment
Tyree Rush

This just in, Mindy Kaling has a brother who is totally racist... maybe? Many stories like this have surfaced the past week. In them are varying accounts about Mindy Kaling's estranged brother and how he "duped" admissions counselors across America by pretending to be black.

Checking Intention: How We Can Promote Constructive Online Dialogue

Lauren E. Galvan | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Lauren E. Galvan

This morning, I realized that I live in an era in which silencing others' opinions online means psychologically shutting people up, or making people f...

Dismissive of 'Rape Culture,' a New York Times Columnist Perpetuates It in a Screed Against 'Sensitivity'

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2015 | College
Elizabeth Nicholas

If you only read Shulevitz's article, you might believe an epidemic of overly dramatic rape victims and overly-sensitivity responses to them was sweeping the country.

Racist Rants and the University of Oklahoma: Getting It Wrong

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Now, I know it may seem crazy to say that a state university cannot constitutionally expel students for such outrageous speech. But the very point of the First Amendment is that the government cannot censor people (including students) merely because it finds their speech abhorrent.

No, More Campus Guns Won't Decrease Rape

John Foubert | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
John Foubert

Several members of various state legislators have trotted out the idea that what is missing from college campuses, particularly the hands of 18-year-old women, are six shooters, or even better, semi-automatic handguns.

You Can Get A Scholarship For Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 01.25.2015 | College

For students who love video games, life can be a constant battle between making it to the next level and doing something more productive. At least tha...

We Are All Wounded

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

The idea that that we might live in a post-racial society -- a concept that became a topic of national discussion among the pundits after the election of President Barak Obama -- has slinked into a dark corner in recent weeks.

Size May Not Matter As Much As You Think For College Students

Posted 11.25.2014 | College

When it comes to penis size, the conventional wisdom is that bigger is always better, but according to a panel of college sex columnists, that's not t...