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Kentucky lawmaker says he wants to renew efforts targeting DEI initiatives on college campuses

Apr. 17, 2024 15:23 PM EDT

A Republican lawmaker has signaled plans to mount another effort to limit diversity, equity and inclusion practices at Kentucky's public universities after GOP supermajorities failed to resolve differences on the issue during the recently ended legislative session. Kentucky lawmakers...

North Carolina University system considers policy change that could cut diversity staff

Apr. 17, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The future of diversity, equity and inclusion staff jobs in North Carolina's public university system could be at stake as a series of votes loom on a key policy's potential repeal. The Committee on University Governance within the University of North Carolina...

Kansas' higher ed board is considering an anti-DEI policy as legislators press for a law

Apr. 17, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State universities in Kansas would be banned from requiring prospective students, potential hires and staffers seeking promotion to disclose their views on diversity initiatives under a policy change being considered by the state’s higher education board. The...

Columbia University's president rebuts claims she has allowed school to become a hotbed of hatred

Apr. 17, 2024 11:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Four months after a contentious congressional hearing led to the resignations of two Ivy League presidents, Columbia University's president appeared before the same committee on Wednesday and unequivocally denounced antisemitism on her campus, rebutting claims that she has...

Supreme Court makes it easier to sue for job discrimination over forced transfers

Apr. 17, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for workers who are transferred from one job to another against their will to pursue job discrimination claims under federal civil rights law, even when they are not demoted or docked pay. Workers only have to show...

Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai producing. An election coming. ‘Suffs’ has timing on its side

Apr. 17, 2024 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaina Taub was in the audience at “Suffs,” her buzzy and timely new musical about women’s suffrage, when she spied something that delighted her. It was intermission, and Taub, both creator and star, had been watching her understudy perform at a matinee...

Things to know as courts and legislatures act on transgender kids’ rights

Apr. 17, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

Three court rulings across the U.S. this week delved into laws restricting the rights of transgender kids, including the first time the U.S. Supreme Court has gotten involved in a ban on gender-affirming care. Most Republican-controlled states have now banned gender-affirming health...

Citing safety, USC makes rare cancellation of speech by valedictorian who supported Palestinians

Apr. 16, 2024 20:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California canceled a commencement speech by its 2024 valedictorian who has publicly supported Palestinians, citing security concerns, a rare decision that was praised by several pro-Israel groups and lambasted by free speech advocates and the...

The push for school choice in Nebraska is pitting lawmakers against their constituents

Apr. 16, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are set for the first time to pass a bill that would block the public from voting on a ballot measure initiated by citizens of the state, setting up what could be a long battle over whether to fund private school tuition with public dollars. On...

Tuition and fees will rise at Georgia public universities in fall 2024

Apr. 16, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

BARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Students will pay more to attend Georgia's public universities and colleges in the the 2024-2025 academic year, with officials saying schools face rising costs and must charge more to maintain a quality education. Regents voted Tuesday to increase tuition...