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CUNY’s Graduate Center Stops Using ‘Mr.’ and ‘Ms.” on Official Correspondence

CUNY’s Graduate Center Stops Using ‘Mr.’ and ‘Ms.” on Official Correspondence

The City University of New York has decided to discontinue use of titles such as “Mr.” and “Ms.” when sending out correspondence to students attending the university’s Graduate Center. This change is being made in an attempt to be more gender inclusive and sensitive to the students who wish to go by something other than



ASU’s ‘Problem of Whiteness’ Course Stirs Up Controversy and Conversation

ASU’s ‘Problem of Whiteness’ Course Stirs Up Controversy and Conversation

The new English class at Arizona State University, U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness, is causing quite a stir as it opens up a dialogue between students enrolled. The course currently has 18 students enrolled and is being taught by assistant professor Lee Bebout. Professor Bebout intends to delve into what the concept

U. of Illinois Professor Supports Open-Source Textbooks and Writes His Own

U. of Illinois Professor Supports Open-Source Textbooks and Writes His Own

Textbooks prices are increasing and Jonathan Tomkin, associate director of the University of Illinois of Earth, Society and Environment, decided to give his students a break by writing a textbook of his own and offering it for free online. Tomkin and two professors from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois


Charles M. Blow’s Son Stopped By Yale Police At Gunpoint And He’s ‘Fuming’ About It

Charles M. Blow’s Son Stopped By Yale Police At Gunpoint And He’s ‘Fuming’ About It

Tahj Blow, the son of well-known New York Times op-ed columnist and author, Charles M. Blow, was reportedly stopped by the Yale campus police at gunpoint as he was leaving the library on Saturday evening. Blow took to Twitter soon after hearing of his son’s experience and his shared his frustration with his 122,000 followers

Rice U. Senior Turns Dorm Into Giant Ball Pit and Redefines What It Means to Be A ‘Grownup’

Rice U. Senior Turns Dorm Into Giant Ball Pit and Redefines What It Means to Be A ‘Grownup’

College senior David Nichol has balls…lots and lots of colorful, plastic balls. 13,000 to be exact and all of them are presently residing in his Rice University dorm room. Nichol decided to take the advice of his favorite XKCD comic strip, “Grownups,” and drop $500 on thousands of plastic balls in August. Why? Because it’s


Stanford University Students Stage Traffic Stopping Protest Atop San Mateo-Hayward Bridge

Stanford University Students Stage Traffic Stopping Protest Atop San Mateo-Hayward Bridge

Over 100 Stanford University students and members of the community staged a “Reclaim MLK” rally and effectively shut down traffic for more than an hour on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge early Monday evening to support the national demands made by Ferguson Action. The protest was organized by a group of Stanford students who have formed



MSU Professor Breaks Down ‘Hookup Culture’ In New E-Book

MSU Professor Breaks Down ‘Hookup Culture’ In New E-Book

Stephanie Amada, assistant professor of writing, rhetoric and American cultures at Michigan State University, really cares about her students and proved it by writing a book meant to break down the walls surrounding the “hookup culture” that is present on college campuses. Her book, Hooking Up: A Sexy Encounter With Choice, is meant to pull


Mount Holyoke College Cancels Annual ‘Vagina Monologues’ Performance To Include Trans Students

Mount Holyoke College Cancels Annual ‘Vagina Monologues’ Performance To Include Trans Students

Mount Holyoke College, one of the most highly regarded women’s colleges, has canceled the yearly performance of “The Vagina Monologues” as a result of a decision made by the student body because they felt that the play was not inclusive enough and excludes the transgender students attending the college. Erin Murphy broke down the student’s

DSU Says ‘So Long’ To Controversial Confederate Statue After Reaching Settlement

DSU Says ‘So Long’ To Controversial Confederate Statue After Reaching Settlement

Dixie State University in St. George, Utah is finally saying “so long” to a highly controversial bronze statue of two Confederate soldiers after a settlement was reached with its artist, Jerry Anderson, according to a press release from the university. “The Rebels” statue depicts two soldiers, one on horseback holding a Confederate flag in one



UMass Amherst Ends Controversial Confidential Student Informant Program

UMass Amherst Ends Controversial Confidential Student Informant Program

UMass Amherst announced the decision to end the hotly debated program that uses the university’s students as confidential informants to aid campus police in investigations on campus. The program’s end comes after a nearly three month long review by a team of 11 people from the campus and is effective immediately, according the announcement on

UVA Reinstates Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity After Investigation Finds No Evidence Of Rape Claims

UVA Reinstates Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity After Investigation Finds No Evidence Of Rape Claims

After months of being suspended and under the intense scrutiny that followed the release of a now disputed article in Rolling Stone, the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity has now been reinstated, according to an official announcement on the University of Virginia website. Phi Kappa Psi along with all other fraternities and sororities on the UVA


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