Campus Life / Education

Oregon professor under fire for wearing blackface at party 

Law School Dean Michael Moffitt said the unidentified professor has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of a civil rights investigation, The Register-Guard reported (https://is.gd/qaNjMy). “The use of blackface, even in jest at a Halloween party, is patently offensive and reinforces historically racist stereotypes,” university President Michael Schill wrote in an email he … Continue reading

National / U.S. News

The Latest: Congressman calls shooting heartbreaking tragedy

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the deadly shooting Thursday at a community college in Oregon (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The congressman who represents the southwest Oregon city where a mass shooting happened at a community college says the incident is a “heartbreaking tragedy.” Authorities say the shooting Thursday at Umpqua (UMP’-kwah) Community … Continue reading