Tag Archives: Campus

Prominent women’s colleges unwilling to open doors to trans women

Tweet Last summer, Calliope Wong, then a high school senior, began an open-letter campaign regarding the admissions policies of Smith College. Calliope had hoped to apply for admission to their undergraduate program. But as a trans woman, Calliope encountered an admissions policy at Smith with such prohibitively high demands and so many inconsistencies that her [...]
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College campuses: home to hate?

Tweet College campuses: the bastion of higher learning, compassionate curiosity, and intellectual exploration! Or race-baiting hatred, whatever. At Towson University, outside of Baltimore, senior Matthew Heimbach is bemoaning the death of “white culture.” His “White Student Union” has some 30 members, and although more than a thousand students are protesting his student group, and he [...]
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Frat suspended after surveying its members on who they would like to rape

TweetReally, Sigma Phi Epsilon? There’s no way the University of Vermont frat really thought it was ok to send a survey to its members asking, “If you could rape anyone, who would it be?” Is there? (Wait, don’t answer that.) But now that the survey has been leaked to the interwebs–apparently because a new member [...]
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College tour guest post: The luck of the draw

TweetThis is a guest post from Kirstin Rower, the student panelist for tomorrow’s Feministing: Offline and Unfiltered event at UC Merced. Kirstin is a UC Merced sophomore and the president of University Women of Merced Network (UWMN), the campus feminist organization. She intends to major in performing arts while simultaneously kicking some anti-choice butt. Find [...]
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Eric Cantor heckled for opposing marriage equality

TweetWhile speaking yesterday at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was booed for opposing marriage equality. When the time came to take questions, Cantor was asked how he squares his support for states’ rights with his support for the federal Defense of Marriage Act. [...]
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