Academe Today: Racist Yearbook Photo Could Be Costly to Ralph Northam's Alma Mater, Too

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Ralph Northam Could Lose His Governorship Over a Racist Yearbook Photo. For His Alma Mater, the Risks are Dire, Too.

By Jack Stripling
 


Eastern Virginia Medical School leaders pledge that they’ll examine the culture that allowed blackface and Ku Klux Klan imagery into the commemorative publication.


Public Image

Governor Northam Will Not Appear at William & Mary’s Charter Day

By Lindsay Ellis and Jack Stripling
 


The presidents of the College of William & Mary and the University of Virginia denounced a picture that appeared in his medical-school yearbook.


Fund Raising

Bennett College Raised $8.2 Million (and Counting) to Save Its Accreditation, Exceeding Its Goal

By Zipporah Osei
 


After surpassing its $5-million goal, the historically black women’s college must make its case to its accreditor at a hearing this month.


 



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Leadership

Baylor’s President: Sexual-Assault Scandal ‘Will Always Be a Part of Who We Are’

By Sarah Brown
 


The university will never move completely past the turmoil, said Linda Livingstone, who was brought in to steady the ship after her predecessor and other campus officials lost their jobs amid mishandled reports of rape.


Government

Could Congress Pass a New Higher-Education Law Before 2020?

By Eric Kelderman
 


Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate committee overseeing higher education, said on Monday that he hopes to get the Higher Education Act reauthorized within the next year.


Legal

U. of Illinois at Chicago Will Pay Nearly $700,000 in Settlement With Former Chicago State U. Provost

By Terry Nguyen
 


Angela Henderson, the former provost, sued her alma mater after she was accused of plagiarism and the institution publicly discussed her academic history.




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