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Colleges Hike Tuition, Slash Classroom Instruction

Universities defend price hikes even as they move to online classrooms

Colleges are hiking the price of tuition and living fees despite a decrease in classroom learning and student services. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), New York University, the University of Southern California (USC), and Indiana University are among several universities raising tuition and other fees in the upcoming academic year. These institutions will raise the cost of tuition and living expenses by an average of $1,511 while minimizing services, amenities, and in-person classroom learning.

Students Demand Pitt Eliminate Free Speech Protections

Student group coalition calls for firing of professors it deems "racist"

Activists are demanding that the University of Pittsburgh fire any employee deemed racist or discriminatory by students, a move that First Amendment advocates say amounts to the elimination of academic freedom.

College Stands by Student Leader Who Claimed Jews ‘Worship’ WW2

Senior class president's public apology welcomed by administrators, student groups

The Pomona College senior class president has received little condemnation for reposting a vulgar, anti-Semitic Instagram story claiming Jewish people “hate brown [people]” and “worship” World War II. She also compared the war in Yemen to the Holocaust.

Prof Cleared Of Racism Charges May Still Resign

UChicago economist Uhlig may leave journal after colleagues' rush to judgement

The University of Chicago's Harald Uhlig may resign from a prominent academic journal even after he was cleared of allegations of racial bias. Uhlig told the Washington Free Beacon he is considering leaving his position as editor of the prestigious Journal of Political Economy (JPE) after facing calls for his ouster for criticizing the movement to defund the police following George Floyd's death..

UNLV Purges Yosemite Sam-Style Mascot

In 1983 the University of Nevada-Las Vegas replaced its Confederate mascot with a mountain man bearing a striking resemblance to Yosemite Sam. The cartoonish mustache and complete lack of Confederate garb, however, were not enough to save him from administrators, who last week removed a statue of the mascot following student complaints about its “racist roots.”