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The Impact of Justice Kennedy

The Impact of Justice Kennedy

June 28, 2018

The news Wednesday that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was stepping down from the Supreme Court could have a major impact on future rulings on the constitutionality of colleges' consideration of race in admissions. Justice Kennedy was the author of the two most recent Supreme Court decisions -- both involving the University of Texas at Austin -- upholding universities' right to consider race in admissions. 
The news Wednesday that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was stepping down from the Supreme Court could have a major impact on future rulings on the constitutionality of colleges' consideration of race in admissions. Justice Kennedy was the author of the two most recent Supreme Court decisions -- both involving the University of Texas at Austin -- upholding universities' right to consider race in admissions. 

June 28, 2018

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The New York Times

White Supremacists’ Use of Campus Propaganda Is Soaring, Report Finds

White Supremacists’ Use of Campus Propaganda Is Soaring, Report Finds

June 28, 2018

White supremacist groups are increasingly using propaganda like fliers and posters to spread bigoted messages on college campuses, a new report by the Anti-Defamation League found.  In the past academic year, 292 such incidents were reported — a 77 percent increase from the previous year, according to the report, which was released on Thursday. The stickers, banners and other physical materials included racist and anti-Semitic messages and often targeted Muslims, nonwhite immigrants and L.G.B.T. people.
White supremacist groups are increasingly using propaganda like fliers and posters to spread bigoted messages on college campuses, a new report by the Anti-Defamation League found.  In the past academic year, 292 such incidents were reported — a 77 percent increase from the previous year, according to the report, which was released on Thursday. The stickers, banners and other physical materials included racist and anti-Semitic messages and often targeted Muslims, nonwhite immigrants and L.G.B.T. people.

June 28, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

In the Family-Separation Debate, Some Professors Say Their Role Is ‘Not to Not Respond’

In the Family-Separation Debate, Some Professors Say Their Role Is ...

June 28, 2018

Jimmy C. Patiño Jr. is used to discussing difficult topics with students.  Patiño, an assistant professor of Chicano and Latino studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, does research that focuses on racial and ethnic studies, so sensitive subjects often come up in class.  But the debate over the now-halted policy from President Trump that had separated about 2,300 children from their parents when crossing the U.S-Mexico border is different, he said. 
Jimmy C. Patiño Jr. is used to discussing difficult topics with students.  Patiño, an assistant professor of Chicano and Latino studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, does research that focuses on racial and ethnic studies, so sensitive subjects often come up in class.  But the debate over the now-halted policy from President Trump that had separated about 2,300 children from their parents when crossing the U.S-Mexico border is different, he said. 

June 28, 2018

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PennLive.com, Mechanicsburg, PA

Graham Spanier's Child Endangerment Conviction Upheld for Mishandling of Jerry Sandusky Allegation

Graham Spanier's Child Endangerment Conviction Upheld for Mishandli...

June 28, 2018

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier suffered another setback Tuesday in his personal campaign to clear his name of criminal culpability for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State. It came in the form of a split, Superior Court panel's decision that upheld Spanier's March 2017 conviction on one count of endangering the welfare of a child, for his handling of a 2001 incident involving Sandusky in a university shower facility.
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier suffered another setback Tuesday in his personal campaign to clear his name of criminal culpability for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State. It came in the form of a split, Superior Court panel's decision that upheld Spanier's March 2017 conviction on one count of endangering the welfare of a child, for his handling of a 2001 incident involving Sandusky in a university shower facility.

June 28, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Senate Appropriators Boost Pell Grant

Senate Appropriators Boost Pell Grant

June 27, 2018

Senate appropriators on Tuesday advanced a fiscal year 2019 funding bill that boosts the Pell Grant and appropriates new funds to address eligibility issues for borrowers seeking Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
Senate appropriators on Tuesday advanced a fiscal year 2019 funding bill that boosts the Pell Grant and appropriates new funds to address eligibility issues for borrowers seeking Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

June 27, 2018

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