Seven out of the 12 new faculty members starting at the University of Maryland’s College of Education this fall primarily research topics in the fields of race, equity, multiculturalism, or similar progressive subjects. Read more
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Scotland Yard has admitted overusing its power to strip-search children after four of its officers were told they would face disciplinary proceedings over allegations that their search of a 15-year-old black schoolgirl known as Child Q was inappropriate and amounted to discrimination owing to her race and sex. Read more
A City University of New York English professor’s new book presents a history of cats and capitalism, arguing for Marxism as an “interspecies project.” Read more
The system, with about 250,000 students, has teamed up with microcredential provider Coursera in its largest partnership yet, which will get students credentialed by tech giants including Meta, IBM and Google Read more
What do hit indie games Among Us, Slay the Spire and Cult of the Lamb all have in common? Read more
The US Department of Education says it’s investigating a complaint filed against New College of Florida alleging discrimination based on disability, according to a letter sent to the college’s interim president. Read more
With concerns about AI writing applications and the ongoing fall-out from the end of affirmative action, some institutions are seeking to get to know potential students better by inviting them to campus Read more
An antisemitism definition adopted by most UK universities has come under fire in a report, which says it has led to 40 cases being brought against students, academics, unions, and societies – 38 of whom have been cleared. Read more
An anti-affirmative action group recently dropped its lawsuit against Yale University after administrators agreed to overhaul the admissions policies in compliance with the June Supreme Court decision that struck down race-conscious admissions. Read more
The move from one of the US’s largest private universities, whose endowment totals over $5bn, represents a significant win for the climate movement, organizers said. Read more