A key tool to deal with a history of discriminatory practices has been affirmative action, preferential weighing of marginalized groups in order to reach some desired level of representation. The effectiveness of this tool and the grounds of justifying the preferential treatment come with difficult questions of equality and distributive justice.
Recent protests at DePauw have used women's restrooms to target the Board of Trustees' political giving, generating controversy about the substance and style of activism on campus.
A controversy at Canada's Wilfrid Laurier university raises questions about the nature of gender pronouns and free expression in the classroom.
The onset of algorithmic and quantitative approaches to the humanities has left many scholars grappling with the role of digital technologies in their work.
What are the broader implications of increasing taxes on private universities' endowments?
Though DePauw's administration has worked to improve campus climate, bias incidents at the onset of the past three school years have made college a difficult transition for first-year students of color.
The Cal State system recently decided to abandon placement exams for certain classes. What will the implications be for the schools' educational quality?
Harvard's proposed ban on final clubs, fraternities and sororities is only the latest debate in a conflict between student autonomy and campus inclusion.
Public education advocates grapple with a thorny issue: should parents help their children succeed, even through unequal methods?
Scholars face a choice when confronting racist ideas: shun the idea and deny it a platform, or engage with it to refute its underlying assumptions.