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DOE gives universities $25 million to foster ‘diversity’ in STEM fields
The Department of Energy just awarded almost $25 million in grants to universities for the purpose of fostering a “sustainable and diverse” workforce in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, fields. Read More.
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Columbia University Shifts Classes Online After Pro-Palestinian Protest Takes Over Campus
Columbia University President Nemat “Minouche” Shafik ordered classes to be held virtually on Monday following an unauthorized pro-Palestinian encampment on campus late last week, calling for a “reset.” Read More.
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National Lawyers Guild stands by claim protesting at Berkeley dean’s house is free speech
The National Lawyers Guild is defending a pro-Palestinian student’s assertions she exercised her First Amendment rights when she interrupted a private dinner party at the home of University of California at Berkeley School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky last week. Read More.
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Study claims ‘racism’ drives opposition to DEI statements
Racism is what drives opposition to mandatory “diversity, equity, and inclusion” statements for job applicants, a recent paper says. Read More.
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San Jose State women’s volleyball has a male player: report
‘Blaire’ Fleming is not a female, but reportedly man named Brayden. Read More.
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More Universities Are Finding Key Loophole To Skirt State Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Bans
Universities are turning to rebranding to preserve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs despite laws barring them, according to the New York Times.  Read More.
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NCAA initiative aims to recruit more ‘student-athletes of color’
The National Collegiate Athletics Association just started an Inclusive Leaders Program to help schools increase diversity in their sports programs by recruiting and retaining more “student-athletes of color.” Read More.
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Biden’s Promise To Cancel Student Debt Has Faced Legal Hurdles — And More Could Likely Be On The Way
President Joe Biden was hit with a lawsuit this week after he unveiled a new loan forgiveness plan, and experts told the DCNF more are likely to come. Read More.
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This group keeps fighting for universities to divest from China
An advocacy group is recruiting students from both major political parties to push for university divestment from Chinese government-controlled entities. Read More.
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U.S. Senate Picks Up House Proposal To Cut Funding To All Medical Schools That Push DEI
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced the EDUCATE Act, a bill that would eliminate federal funding to medical schools that embed the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) agenda into their admission or instruction policies, on Thursday. Read More.
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Georgetown students demand ‘gender inclusive’ housing
Georgetown University students just passed a referendum urging the Catholic institution to create “gender inclusive housing” for LGBTQ+ students next year. Read More.
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Harvard reinstates SAT requirement, joining other elite schools
Harvard University on Thursday announced it will require the SAT or a similar standardized test score as part of its admissions application, becoming the latest Ivy League institution to do so in recent months. Read More.
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Oregon high school transgender track athlete competes against girls at event, sparking outrage on social media
An Oregon high school transgender track athlete put the state's policies under the microscope over the weekend after a second-place finish in one event. Read More.
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Harvard, dozen other college campuses hit with failing grade on ADL Antisemitism Report Card
Harvard University is among 13 U.S. colleges that received a failing grade on Thursday's Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Campus Antisemitism Report Card. Read More.