Stat of the Day

Statistic of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH 0 (zero) Mayors who said their police department have poor relationships with minority communities, according to a recent Politico survey. Most said the relationships were excellent or good. Politico 15 Aug. 2016

ACT! For America

Islamophobia Can Be a Money Pit, Too

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This item has been distributed by Loonwatch [], a website that tracks examples of Islamophobia and other expressions of Nativism, xenophobia, White nationalism, and hate-think: “The 2016 presidential election season has been punctuated by the implosion of the Republican party, decimated by the long nurtured hatred and xenophobia that it has…

Long Hot Summer

A Long, Hot Summer on Campus

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Scott D. Miller, the President of Virginia Wesleyan University, has written a guest column for the Virginian-Pilot with the same title as this post. After providing an overview of what a university president’s summer routine typically involves, he writes: “Then there’s this summer — which to me is exceptionally hot, volatile,…


Powerful Tool for Community College Transfers

BY BRIAN C. MITCHELL One of the most persistent problems facing American higher education is how best to create a seamless pathway among the various higher education sectors. This is especially problematic for community college students seeking to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. For them, the transfer pathway is a bumpy one full of…

Dick Gregory

In Praise of Dick Gregory

BY HANK REICHMAN Last December, in response to the wave of student protests about racial injustice on campus, some of which advanced demands that could threaten academic freedom, I published an essay “On Student Academic Freedom.”  In that essay, I wrote that student protesters have made and will again make mistakes. They will offend others…


Seeking Diversity at Yale

BY HANK REICHMAN Last fall Yale University was one of the more prominent institutions where student demands for diversity and racial justice made headlines. I previously commented at some length on the Yale events in a November post, “Racism and Academic Freedom at Yale.”  In a second post a few months later I commented as…


North Carolina Republicans Take Aim at HBCUs

BY MICHAEL MERANZE The following item is reposted from Remaking the University, a blog run by UCLA history professor Michael Meranze and UC-Santa Barbara english professor Chris Newfield. North Carolina Republicans Take Aim at State’s Historically Black and Native American Colleges Although overshadowed by North Carolina’s recent HB2 (forbidding transgender individuals from using the bathroom…