- University of Kansas chancellor addresses diversity issues Updated: Nov-30-15 3:15 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - The University of Kansas' chancellor says hiring a new provost and addressing campus concerns about race are among her top priorities.
- Colleges grapple with best ways to address race incidents Updated: Nov-30-15 3:58 am
WASHINGTON - Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators.
- Rights pioneer Heman Sweatt's family backs UT race policy Updated: Nov-27-15 3:52 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Warning the U.S. Supreme Court against taking a step backward, the family of segregation-busting icon Heman Sweatt has joined calls for preserving a University of Texas policy that uses race as one of several factors in picking incoming freshmen.
- Guy V. Lewis, coach of Phi Slama Jama teams, dies at 93 Updated: Nov-26-15 2:39 pm
HOUSTON - Former University of Houston men's basketball coach Guy V. Lewis, best known for leading the Phi Slama Jama teams of the 1980s, has died. He was 93.
- University of Kansas creates diversity task force Updated: Nov-25-15 8:42 am
LAWRENCE, Kansas - The University of Kansas has created a task force on diversity efforts.
- Brandeis students occupy building for diversity demands Updated: Nov-24-15 4:42 am
WALTHAM, Massachusetts - Hundreds of Brandeis University students have occupied the school's administration building and say they won't leave until officials address their demands regarding diversity.
- University of Nebraska president looks to deal with racism Updated: Nov-23-15 1:53 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The president of the University of Nebraska system is working to deal with racism on campus and improve the college experience for all students.
- Correction: Free Speech-College Presidents Updated: Nov-23-15 11:06 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - In a story Nov. 22 about debates over free speech on college campuses, The Associated Press erroneously reported how Williams College President Adam Falk described students' background. He said Williams students come from a media environment that doesn't foster "conversation" across disagreements, not "conservation."
- 8 Michigan companies earn highest marks for LGBT policies Updated: Nov-22-15 4:01 am
LANSING, Michigan - Eight Michigan companies have earned perfect scores for having inclusive, non-discrimination policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers.
- SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.
- Brown University announces $100M plan on racism, diversity Updated: Nov-21-15 1:40 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Brown University says it plans to spend $100 million over the next decade to address diversity and racism on the campus.
- Virginia Tech names new diversity leader Updated: Nov-21-15 10:13 am
BLACKSBURG, Virginia - Virginia Tech has appointed an associate chancellor to develop a more welcoming campus and a more diverse student body and faculty.
- Diversity concerns discussed at University of Northern Iowa Updated: Nov-20-15 12:23 pm
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa has held a diversity forum to address student concerns that the school is not responding effectively to persistent racism and other diversity issues.
- 7 NYC schools will give priority to low-income pupils Updated: Nov-20-15 11:16 am
NEW YORK - Seven New York City elementary schools will set aside a portion of their seats for low-income students and English language learners under a pilot program intended to increase diversity.
- Kansas school's plan on diversity worries some GOP lawmakers Updated: Nov-18-15 6:06 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The University of Kansas' plan to require "inclusion and belonging" training for everyone on campus drew criticism Wednesday from Republican legislators who worry that it will become an effort to squelch conservative thought.
- University of Alabama to add 'central diversity officer' Updated: Nov-18-15 5:11 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - A new strategic plan at the University of Alabama will include the addition of a diversity administrator to work on making the campus inclusive to students of all backgrounds, the president said Wednesday.
- One of last original Tuskegee Airmen instructors dies at 96 Updated: Nov-18-15 4:09 pm
ATLANTA - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained the Tuskegee Airmen - the first African-Americans to fly combat airplanes in World War II - has died in Georgia. He was 96.
- Despite trolls, industry, public embrace diversity casting Updated: Nov-10-15 8:17 am
LOS ANGELES - "Spectre," the 24th James Bond film in 53 years, has just kicked off its theatrical release, scoring the second highest domestic opening in franchise history. Yet fans have been speculating for months who the next 007 will be, since four-timer Daniel Craig is nearing the end of his run.
- New book chronicles remarkable Korean War friendship Updated: Nov-08-15 2:09 pm
CONCORD, Massachusetts - Retired U.S. Navy pilot Thomas Hudner is 91 now, but he's never been able to shake the promise he made to a trusted Korean War wingman 65 years ago: "Don't worry, we'll be back for you."
- Yale University devotes $50M to boosting faculty diversity Updated: Nov-03-15 2:18 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Yale University says it will devote $50 million over the next five years to increasing the diversity of its faculty.
- College basketball coaches jump in on affirmative action Updated: Nov-02-15 8:16 pm
Hundreds of college basketball coaches asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to preserve affirmative action in university admissions, writing in a friend of the court brief that they have seen the benefits of a diverse student body not just for minorities but for the other students who come to know them.