College Campuses

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.

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.”

Johns Hopkins Halts Plans For Campus PD

School had pushed for own force amid Baltimore's 'surge in violent crime'

On Friday evening Johns Hopkins University (JHU) announced it will push back the creation of a private campus police force amid national unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

UPenn Petition Aims to Disarm Police, Ban Background Checks

Activists demand an end to policing, crime alert systems

Students and professors are calling on the University of Pennsylvania to not only disarm police but eliminate its crime alert system and employee background checks as part of a campaign to ban all forms of law enforcement on campus.

Students Press Universities To Cut Ties with Cops

Minnesota campus will no longer contract with local police for event security

Police Officers Shot In North Philadelphia

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMN) announced it will end contracts with the Minneapolis Police Department following the death of George Floyd, sparking nationwide calls for colleges to cut ties with local law enforcement.

American Colleges Are Headed for a Meltdown

The coronavirus crisis could sink many schools—and leave a windfall for the survivors

They've been through riots, protests, and natural disasters—but America's colleges have never seen anything like the financial meltdown the coronavirus is about to bring to their campuses.