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Texas A&M Tightens Policy on Who Can Sponsor Outside Speaker

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University has tightened its policy on who can sponsor outside speakers on campus after a December visit by white nationalist Richard Spencer caused unrest on the campus. The new policy puts campus facilities off limits to outside speakers or groups with no affiliation to the university. The (Bryan-College Station) Eagle reports outside speakers wishing to speak on campus will now have to be sponsored
Published on March 24, 2017 By cmaadmin
4 hours ago

Susan Duncan Named University of Mississippi Law School Dean

OXFORD, Miss. — The University of Mississippi School of Law has a new dean. After a national search, the university says it has chosen Susan Duncan of Louisville, Kentucky, for the top post. She is scheduled to start Aug. 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Education. Duncan joins UM from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where she’s served as interim
Published on March 24, 2017 By cmaadmin
4 hours ago

Gordon College Professor Says Promotion Denied Over LGBT Stance

WENHAM, Mass. — An associate professor at a Christian college in Massachusetts says in a complaint against the school she was denied a promotion for denouncing its LGBT policies. The Salem News reports that Gordon College social work professor Margaret DeWeese-Boyd says in the complaint filed Wednesday with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination she was denied promotion to full professor despite the unanimous recommendation of the faculty senate. She thinks
Published on March 24, 2017 By cmaadmin
4 hours ago

Perry Blasts Election of 1st Openly Gay Texas A&M Student President

AUSTIN, Texas — Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation’s nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M. In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor suggested that his alma mater’s first openly gay president may have stolen the outcome. Perry wrote that the campus election “at best made a mockery of
Published on March 24, 2017 By cmaadmin
4 hours ago

Bill Inspired by Snooki Caps N.J. Public University Speaker Fees

TRENTON, N.J. — A bill inspired by former “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to cap what state public universities can pay to speakers was approved by lawmakers Thursday and now heads to the governor’s desk. The Democrat-controlled Assembly unanimously passed the legislation to cap the spending of state money at $10,000. The legislation is now up for consideration by Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who has disparaged the MTV reality
Published on March 24, 2017 By cmaadmin
4 hours ago

University of Wyoming Trustees Approve Changes to Faculty Separation Program

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved changes to a program that aims to reduce the number of faculty members in order to save money in the long run. On Thursday, the trustees approved lifting a cap that had been on the voluntary separation program. With the change, up to 45 UW faculty members could leave the university at the end of the current academic
Published on March 24, 2017 By cmaadmin
5 hours ago

Fisk University Names Kevin Rome President

Fisk University named Kevin Rome as its 16th president on Thursday, filling the historically Black institution’s executive position on a non-interim basis for the first time since September 2015. Dr. Kevin Rome Rome currently is president of Lincoln University in Missouri and, according to a Fisk news release, Lincoln’s enrollment has increased by 50 percent during his four-year tenure. He has a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse University, a master’s from
Published on March 24, 2017 By cmaadmin
5 hours ago

Accrediting Group Sees 2017 as Year of Governance

At a time when the roles and functions of college and university governing boards are being increasingly debated, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is focusing on “effective governance” at its annual Small College Initiative meeting set for next month in Atlanta. The invitation-only event, being supported by the Indiana-based Lumina Foundation, involves a series of workshops for college chief executives and board chairs, exploring
Published on March 24, 2017 By cmaadmin
5 hours ago

Sharpton: Higher Ed Diversity in Jeopardy in Trump Era

If President Donald J. Trump succeeds in getting Neil Gorsuch confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, the use of race as a factor in college admissions will be just “one seat away” from extinction, activist and civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton predicted Thursday. “Affirmative action may be totally out by law, even beyond Trump’s term in office, and whoever succeeds him, because they can then say race cannot
Published on March 24, 2017 By cmaadmin
5 hours ago

Spanier Trial Closes With Appeal to Moral Outrage

Prosecutors argued that the former Penn State chief might have spared some of Jerry Sandusky’s sexual-abuse victims, but instead conspired to preserve the university’s reputation.
Published on March 24, 2017 By By Jack Stripling
6 hours ago
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