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The Education Innovators

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

There has been lots of talk the past few years about the coming "disruption" in higher education. Technology, critics suggest, will present traditional colleges and universities with daunting challenges. Some have estimated that half will be forced to close their doors in the next 15 years.

Moving Beyond MOOCS

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

In many ways, we have a romanticized view of college. Popular portrayals of a typical classroom show a handful of engaged students sitting attentively around a small seminar table while their Harrison Ford-like professor shares their wisdom about the world.

New University Of Oklahoma Diversity Chief Was Discriminated Against As A Student There

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 04.10.2015 | College

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The University of Oklahoma's new chief of diversity programs says he knows why he's the right fit for the job after a racist vide...

WaPo's Jonathan Capehart Urges Forgiveness For Expelled Oklahoma Student

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 03.30.2015 | Media

The Internet is no bastion of forgiveness. Levi Petti, who was expelled from the University of Oklahoma after he and other SAE fraternity members were...

Tyler Kingkade

SAE Fraternity Members Learned Racist Song At National Leadership Event | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.01.2015 | College

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon members who were caught on video singing a racist song learned the offensive lyrics at a national fraternity leadership cruise...

Ex-Oklahoma Frat Brother Levi Pettit Promises To Be Leader Against Racism

AP | Posted 03.26.2015 | College

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A former University of Oklahoma fraternity member caught on video leading a racist chant said Wednesday he's deeply sorry for hi...

The University of Oklahoma Fraternity Incident: How New Technology is Documenting a More Candid Reality

Skyler Gray | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media
Skyler Gray

There is no doubt that media has played a critical role in political and social movements throughout the history of the United States, but the recent ability to so easily capture behavior and cement it in time is truly extraordinary.

In a City of 'Good People,' How Can 'Selma' Happen?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

We often portray life within these moralistic extremes -- good people versus bad people, instead of people who do good things or people who do bad things.

A perspective on the OU incident from an African-American member of the Dallas Jesuit-Ursuline Community

Ginger McKnight-Chavers | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
Ginger McKnight-Chavers

"Why are you surprised?" is the response I get when I bring up the OU incident in my suburban New York City household or among my Northeastern friends.

Americans Think Closing SAE Frat Over Racist Song Was The Right Call

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.16.2015 | College

Most Americans think the University of Oklahoma was right to shut down its chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and expel two of the fraternity members over...

OU Retains Former Federal Judge To Help With Racist Frat Incident

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 03.16.2015 | College

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma announced Monday the hiring of a prominent Oklahoma attorney and former U.S. district judge to assis...

A President's Speech, A Fraternity's Rant

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There was Oklahoma. But then there's Selma...

Tyler Kingkade

Oklahoma SAE Chapter Considering Lawsuit Against University, Attorney Says | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.13.2015 | College

An attorney representing the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, which was booted from the school this week because of racist behavi...

D.L. Hughley: Expelling SAE Members 'Doesn't Solve Anything'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.19.2015 | Black Voices

The repercussions from a viral clip earlier this week showing a racially offensive chant by the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fratern...

Tyler Kingkade

After Oklahoma Racism Incident, SAE Chapters At Other Campuses Face Scrutiny | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.13.2015 | College

The video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon members at the University of Oklahoma singing a racist song has prompted inquiries into other chapters of the fratern...

#NotJustSAE: Twitter Responds to Racist OU Fraternity Video

Jaleesa Jones | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices
Jaleesa Jones

The #NotJustSAE hashtag is working to destabilize the disingenuous post-racial narrative undergirding mainstream coverage; highlight the pervasiveness of these microagressions; and draw connections to broader institutional racism.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon v. United States

Francis Levy | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Francis Levy

The first amendment is really the first cause of American life. It's America's raison d'etre. It was the liberal ACLU who defended the Nazis in Skokie. How free speech issues make strange bed fellows!

It's Not Unconstitutional to Be Racist

Byron Williams | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices
Byron Williams

The Bill of Rights originally applied only to the federal government but subsequently became applicable to state governments by way of the14th Amendment through a process known as incorporation. Since the University of Oklahoma is a public institution, wouldn't free speech apply to the expelled students?

WATCH: Waka Flocka Flame 'Can't Blame' SAE For Their Racist Chant

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.16.2015 | Black Voices

Waka Flocka Flame’s “disgust” over the actions displayed in Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s viral clip has prompted the rapper to cancel his April conce...

The Risks Of The University Of Oklahoma's Response To SAE Controversy

The Chronicle Of Higher Education | Posted 03.11.2015 | College

In the 48 hours since several University of Oklahoma fraternity members were caught on video singing a racist anthem, President David L. Boren has act...

After University of Oklahoma, Colleges Must Redouble Efforts to Combat Racism

Gen. Charles C. Krulak | Posted 03.11.2015 | College
Gen. Charles C. Krulak

President David Boren's words should echo far and wide. There is no place in this country -- or the world -- for racial injustice or anti-Semitism, for gay-bashing or bullying in any form. Yet all seem to be alive and well on some American campuses.

The Death of Anthony Hill: Something Is Rotten in the State of America

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices
Robert David Jaffee

There have been too many funerals of late, too many funerals for people of color and people with mental illness.

Racist Rants and the University of Oklahoma: Getting It Wrong

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.11.2015 | 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.

After Oklahoma Frat Shut Down For Racism, House Chef Who Lost Job Gets Help From Internet

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.11.2015 | Good News

After video leaked of Sigma Alpha Epsilon members at the University of Oklahoma singing a racist song, school officials didn't hesitate to suspend the...

#BlackExperience Exposes Blatant Everyday Racism

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

Racial tensions are high at the University of Oklahoma after a video of the school’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter singing racial slurs sur...