News

#BlackLivesMatter Becomes More Than A Movement In New Dartmouth Class

#BlackLivesMatter Becomes More Than A Movement In New Dartmouth Class

Students attending Dartmouth College will have the opportunity to delve into the real issues behind the #BlackLivesMatter movement with the collaborative course, 10 Weeks, 10 Professors: #BlackLivesMatter, this spring. According to The Dartmouth, the course will be taught by 15 of Dartmouth’s professors from 10 different academic departments. Professors of anthropology, history, women’s gender studies,


New Study Shows Graduation Rate Gap Between Rich and Poor Students

New Study Shows Graduation Rate Gap Between Rich and Poor Students

The new report was released on Tuesday from the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and the University of Pennsylvania Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (PennAHEAD) finding the graduation gap between the richest and poorest students in American to have doubled within the last 40 years. The study, Indicators of


Dartmouth University Announces Plans To Ban Hard Liquor On Campus

Dartmouth University Announces Plans To Ban Hard Liquor On Campus

Dartmouth University has announced the intent to ban hard liquor on campus after coming under scrutiny for hazing and an investigation for possible Title IX violations. President of Dartmouth, Philip Hanlon, said in a speech on Thursday “Colleges and universities across the country face the issues I’ve detailed today. We’re not alone in facing them,


UVA President Pledges To Be A Voice of Change In The Fight For Campus Safety

UVA President Pledges To Be A Voice of Change In The Fight For Campus Safety

The University of Virginia announced that officials are considering including a new center for researching violence. There is also talk of including classes for students to take covering campus safety. These tentative plans come in the wake of a turbulent few months for the university after a now discredited magazine article created a fire storm


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



css.php