Lawyer: Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn’t racist
Campus Life / Education / National / Uncategorized

Lawyer: Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn’t racist

  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate’s belongings said Tuesday that he doesn’t expect authorities to file hate crime charges. Attorney Tom Stevens’ comments came after former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu appeared before a state judge in Hartford. The … Continue reading

University of Cincinnati to allow white nationalist to speak
Business / Campus Life / Education

University of Cincinnati to allow white nationalist to speak

CLEVELAND (AP) — The University of Cincinnati says it will allow white nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus, while Ohio State University says it can’t accommodate a rental request for a Nov. 15 speech but is considering alternatives. UC president Neville Pinto said in an email that the university is finalizing details of … Continue reading

Debates, protests increase over universities’ slavery ties
Education / Politics / U.S. News

Debates, protests increase over universities’ slavery ties

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The national debate over removing Confederate symbols from U.S. college campuses is spurring wider questions about university benefactors whose ties to slavery or white supremacy flew under the radar in decades past. Students and alumni are no longer simply opposing overt Confederate memorials, but also lesser-known founders and donors with … Continue reading

Study: More women, minorities being hired as TV directors
Arts & Entertainment / Movies / TV

Study: More women, minorities being hired as TV directors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hiring of ethnic minorities and women as first-time TV series directors is up sharply, according to a Directors Guild of America study released Wednesday. They’re part of record growth and diversity in the “pipeline” of incoming directors, the study of the 2016-17 TV season found. The percentage of minority first-time … Continue reading

Audit: Hispanics still treated differently in traffic stops
Business / Politics / U.S. News

Audit: Hispanics still treated differently in traffic stops

  PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly four years ago, a federal judge ordered a sweeping overhaul of then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office after concluding sheriff’s deputies had systematically racially profiled Hispanics in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Today, the agency is still dogged by findings that its officers treat minorities differently than whites during traffic stops. An … Continue reading

Actor Mark Ruffalo joins march against white supremacy
Celebrities / National / Virginia

Actor Mark Ruffalo joins march against white supremacy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Actor Mark Ruffalo has joined activists marching from Charlottesville, Virginia, to the nation’s capital to condemn white supremacy recently on display in the Virginia city. “The Avengers” star tweeted photos of himself Thursday in “The March to Confront White Supremacy.” In a statement, Ruffalo says he’s marching in memory of Heather … Continue reading

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images
Campus Life / Education / National / Politics / Uncategorized / Virginia

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color. The violence at a white nationalist rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, is giving school … Continue reading