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University official refuses to lend student a computer, says he looks “like a girl”

Tweet I wish this was surprising. Abdul Asquith, a senior at Florida Atlantic University, was refused use of a library laptop last Wednesday while he was trying to study. Tweet
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Today in post-racial America: University of Alabama sororities won’t let black women pledge

TweetRoll Tide! Except if you happen to be a black woman. The University of Alabama’s student paper the Crimson White is reporting that at least four sororities at the school will not allow black students to pledge. The sororities Alpha Gamma Delta, Tri Delta, Chi Omega, and Pi Beta Phi all blocked two qualified black students [...]
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Quick Hit: Alexandra on ending rape culture on college campuses

TweetOur own Alexandra has an important piece up at the Guardian today about the prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses, and the shameful lack of support survivors tend to receive from campus administrations and even the federal government: When someone attempted to rape me my freshman year, I asked my college, Yale University, for help, but instead [...]
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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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UC Davis Chancellor apologizes but will not resign

Tweet If you missed the chilling video of police pepper spraying peaceful protesters at UC Davis last week, you can catch it in the clip above. UC Davis Chancellor Katehi has apologized for the actions of the police and wants a full investigation of what happened. Despite calls for her resignation, Katehi will not resign, [...]
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