New York University has a new club called the “NYU White Student Union.” Yes, you read that correctly. »
In a lengthy memo distributed today, Yale President Peter Salovey promised sweeping changes at the university, following two weeks of protests and student demands. The letter focuses on taking steps toward what he describes as “a more inclusive Yale.” »
Big college clothing chain Urban Outfitters thought it’d expand and corner its big college consumer market by purchasing a pizza chain. You know, why not just get everything an undergrad wants in one place! Unfortunately, investors weren’t into it. »
Did you know that two Georgetown University presidents sold Jesuit-owned slaves in the 1830s to pay down the school’s debt? Now the institution is renaming two buildings memorializing these men because of their slavery ties. »
A good rule of thumb for processing this unexpected, long-time-coming season of college students protesting the white bias built into the mainstream American university system: anyone who takes anti-racism protestors as more troubling than the racism they’re protesting probably has quite a bit of personal investment… »
The unrest at University of Missouri continues: A professor named Dale Brigham offered his resignation, after an email response to a student brushing off her safety fears went viral online. »
After massive outcry following the University of Missouri’s failure to respond to several racist incidents on campus, the university’s chancellor R. Bowen Loftin has announced he will transition out of the position. This comes just hours after the school’s president, Tim Wolfe, announced his resignation. »
Peter Ludlow, the Northwestern University philosophy professor accused by two students of sexual harassment and assault, has resigned in the middle of his termination proceedings. Ludlow had been the center of two contentious Title IX investigations. The allegations filed by two students—one undergraduate and one… »
A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Yale chapter is being accused of declining black students from entering a Halloween party by telling them, “White girls only.” »
Recently a bevy of universities have announced their decisions to revoke the honorary degrees they once bestowed on Bill Cosby. Fordham, Spelman, and Brown are just three of the institutions that have ended their association with the comedian, implying their condemnation of rape and sexual assault. But Cosby still… »
The Brown University student newspaper, the Daily Herald, is very sorry that Brown students shared photos of 17-year-old Malia Obama in the general vicinity of a pyramid of red Solo cups that may or may not have been used for beer pong (which the First Daughter may or may not have been playing). »
Earlier this year, during move-in week, that tender time of year when parents lug trunks and Target curtains into the new college campus residence of their children before starting the tearful drive home, Jezebel readers—and, indeed, the Internet At Large—were introduced to a frat tradition of unfurling welcome… »
A 20-year-old Iowa college student and real-life gladiator called 911 in the wee hours of Friday morning to report that a) she is Olivia Pope, b) she saw Cyrus Beene, a character on Scandal, outside a bar, and c) there is a bomb headed straight for the White House.
The Alpha Tau Omega chapter at Indiana University is suspended tonight, after a video depicting what looks like a horrific hazing ceremony surfaced on Twitter. In it, a student appears to be forced to perform oral sex on a woman—it’s unclear if either is consenting.
Barack Obama may have had to make some difficult decisions as president, but surely none of those compare to that with which his daughter Malia, a high school senior, is now confronted: to which elite universities should she submit a college application? »