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    The head of an elite New York City all-girls' school has apologized after a class was shown an episode of a comedy show, which one mother complained demonized white women.  Bodie Brizendine, head of Spence School on the Upper East Side, sent out an e-mail to parents on Wednesday apologizing for showing Ziwe Fumudoh's satirical show. On Tuesday a Cuban-American...
    In this Monday, July 22, 2019, file photo, new University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen meets with alumni and others, in Columbia, S.C. Caslen, a retired Army general chosen to be the University of South Carolina's president, says he has learned he needs to listen more and communicate his ideas better. AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins The president of the...
    A group of Stanford athletes sued the university Wednesday over plans to cut 11 Olympic sports programs at the end of the current school year for budgetary reasons made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletes from eight of the teams filed a suit in U.S. District Court in San Jose while women athletes from five of the teams alleged...
    When hundreds of alumni, students, former teachers and parents in San Jose’s Valley Christian High School community banded together last summer to call out what they saw as a deeply-rooted culture of racism and discrimination, they expected change. Amid the backdrop of a national racial reckoning sparked by the Minneapolis police killing of Gorge Floyd, the school’s alumni gathered nearly...
    DENVER (CBS4) – A survey of 150 Denver Public Schools alumni found that most of them wished they’d had financial literacy classes and more cultural and ethnic education during their K-12 experience. “It would be really helpful if we could see ourselves reflected in the leadership. As you grow older, you start to learn about all the great people who’ve...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Citing COVID-19 rules, Boston College is not allowing any guests at commencement this year. The decision is not sitting well with students and their parents. “It’s definitely different than how I envisioned it,” said senior Mikayla Valdes. “I’ve actually had coronavirus twice, so it’s been a difficult year for sure.” READ MORE: New Hampshire Ending Mask...
    Stanford president Marc Tessier-Lavigne promised a group of alumni on Tuesday that he would consider its proposal to save 11 sports from being eliminated at the end of the current school year. Jeremy Jacobs of the lobbying group 36 Sports Strong said alumni were encouraged after an hour-long meeting with school administrators and Stanford board of trustees members, including...
    WESTCHESTER, Ill. (WLS) -- St. Joseph High School, which has been known for decades as a basketball powerhouse in the western suburbs, will close its doors for good at the end of the school year.Students say teachers were in tears as they broke the news Tuesday morning."Everybody was like, wow. We thought it was, 'Oh, you're joking,'" student Naomi Matthews...
    This article was written by WTOP’s news partner InsideNoVa.com and republished with permission. Sign up for InsideNoVa.com’s free email subscription today. A nonprofit representing past and present Gar-Field High School classes that has contributed over $100,000 to the school is opposing the school’s replacement of its Indians mascot, announced last month. The group, Gar-Field Grad Events, detailed its grievances with...
    Eleven varsity sports at Stanford set to be cut may instead be reinstated, depending in part on the outcome of a meeting between an alumni group and school president Marc Tessier-Lavigne. The group, 36SportsStrong, is set to meet with Tessier-Lavigne and other leaders at the school next Tuesday, according to email screenshots provided to this news organization. The president...
    After pulling a finalist for a new name for Sir Francis Drake High School, the panel in charge of the school’s controversial renaming process is pausing the effort to allow for discussion in a wider forum. On Thursday, the Drake Leadership Council postponed its planned meeting “until further notice,”  according to the school’s website. The postponement came as the group...
    Extreme policies, average statistics raise questions around Floridas Covid-19 data Dems pine to face Ron Johnson just one more time Colt McCoy was linked to a campaign of wealthy Texas donors trying to keep the school song. © Provided by Sports Illustrated Former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy joined an alumni campaign to keep "The Eyes of Texas" as the...
    Veteran NFL quarterback Colt McCoy was reportedly a part of an alumni-charged effort to persuade the University of Texas to keep its spirit song "Eyes of Texas" amid pushback over alleged racist ties. McCoy, along with former NFL player Jordan Shipley and several other powerful alumni, was a part of emails discussing the backlash against the song in June, the...
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A group of 23 rowing alumni at the University of Connecticut have filed a civil rights complaint over the decision to eliminate the women’s team as part of budget cuts in the school’s athletic department. UConn s aid last June that it wants to reduce its athletic deficit by about $10 million a year, cutting the...
    Alumni of the University of Texas have made their voices heard regarding "The Eyes of Texas" and some people in the university’s community want the school to stop using the song, which has Confederacy ties. On Monday, the Texas NAACP, along with Black Texas elected officials, some civil rights leaders, and Texas students and alumni held a press conference to...
    One big reason Lila Goehring decided to leave her Ohio home almost four years ago to attend Mills College was the school’s culture of activism. When a friend talked about how students swayed college administrators to reverse a 1990 decision to make Mills co-ed and more recently organized to save programs threatened by budget cuts, Goehring, 22, said that kind...
    The Jefferson Alumni, Blue Creek, Ohio will be awarding Don & Flo Armstrong Memorial Scholarships, the Jefferson Alumni Scholarship, and the Dr. James & Suzanne Branham Scholarship. Scholarships awarded will be for $750 or $1000 depending on the amount of funds available and the number of applicants. The Don & Flo Armstrong Memorial Scholarships and the Dr. James & Suzanne...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Mills College officials announced Wednesday that the historic school would stop admitting new students after fall 2021 and would most likely grant its last degrees in 2023.Mills is recognized as one of the most diverse liberal arts schools in the country. But despite its distinguishing features - a 135-acre campus in Oakland, one of only 34...
    Gar-Field High School in Prince William County, Virginia, will no longer use “Indians” as its mascot starting in the 2021-2022 school year. Principal Matthew Mathison said in a statement that the school will pick a new mascot that “fully reflects our values of inclusiveness, respect and being champions for others.” After saying that the Indians name was part of the...
    (CNN)Sumner High School, the first Black high school west of the Mississippi River, was once a key landmark in its community. But in January, St. Louis Public Schools announced it would be closing a number of schools in the district where enrollment has fallen in an effort to save money. Sumner High School -- which has faced declining enrollment, attendance...
    The University of Texas concluded in a report Tuesday that its school song “The Eyes of Texas” was created with “no racist intent.” The report ends an investigation that began last year after the song faced scrutiny for its alleged racist origins. The 58-page report was commissioned in Oct. 2020 by school President Jay Hartzell after a group of school...
    The University of Texas at Austin on Tuesday released findings about its school song and concluded the tune was not racist following a high-profile protest from the school football team. "The Eyes of Texas" will remain the alma mater of the institution, and although it "debuted in a racist setting," the hymn itself "had no racist intent," university officials...
    MovieLabs Adds Hollywood Tech Veteran Spencer Stephens Capitol Police ask that National Guard stay for another 60 days © Tim Warner/Getty Images University of Texas football players stand for "The Eyes of Texas" after a game in 2018. Tim Warner/Getty Images University of Texas football players were forced to stand on the field during the playing of the...
    University of Texas football players stand for "The Eyes of Texas" after a game in 2018. Tim Warner/Getty Images University of Texas football players were forced to stand on the field during the playing of the school's controversial spirit song, "The Eyes of Texas."  Alumni donors threatened to pull money from the school when players didn't stand on...
    Texas Longhorns players said Wednesday they were ordered to stay on the field while "The Eyes of Texas" played after their games this season, to purportedly appease angry donors who were angry at the backlash toward the school’s spirit song since the summer. DeMarvion Overshown and another unnamed player on the 2020 team told the Texas Tribune they were told that...
    University of Texas president Jay Hartzell defended Longhorns players who were targeted for refusing to sing the school’s spirit song, "The Eyes of Texas," after a report revealed earlier this week that boosters threatened to pull donations if the tradition wasn’t followed. Hartzell said Tuesday that those who are threatening players don't represent the community. "People who target our students...
    Heres the cast of Disneys live-action Little Mermaid remake and who theyre playing 8 of the Worst Things to Buy at a Dollar Store © Jim Warner/Getty Images The University of Texas football team. Jim Warner/Getty Images The University of Texas' spirit song "The Eyes of Texas" has stirred controversy due to its ties to slavery and minstrel...
    The University of Texas has one of the most historic football programs in the United States. However, many of the school’s wealthiest donors are angry with the controversy surrounding the alma mater song, "The Eyes of Texas," which has Confederate origins. The Texas Tribune obtained public records that were published on Monday, and many of the alumni expressed anger at...
    Alexis Ohanian Reveals His ‘Favorite’ Serena Williams Sports Memento 13 Ways To Increase Your Car’s Value Hundreds of Texas alumni threatened to rescind their large donations if the school didn't fully back the controversial alma mater, "The Eyes of Texas," emails obtained by the Texas Tribune show. The messages flowed in after quarterback Sam Ehlinger and a few football...
    If there's one thing that is patently obvious, it's that GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri don't have enough integrity to just go ahead and resign for their role in helping to stoke an armed insurrection at the Capitol. Instead, it's going to take a steady drumbeat of colleagues, peers, and outside observers to continue...
    At least 5,000 law school students and alumni have signed a petition urging that Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) be disbarred for their attempt to urge the Senate to reject the Electoral College vote making Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election. The petition, organized by students and alumni of Yale Law School — considered the...
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — (AP) — University of Evansville alumni are warning that if the school’s trustees approve a proposal that would eliminate the university’s music department, it would have a harmful ripple effect on southwestern Indiana’s arts and culture. Alumni fear that eliminating the only music department in the Evansville area would have a long-lasting impact, including forcing high-caliber instructors...
    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Hampshire College has received a $5 million matching gift from two alumni, which is the largest single gift in the history of the school. Donors Paula and James Crown committed to matching donations from other alumni as part of the “Founder’s Challenge,” the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported on Wednesday. The matching gift asks alumni of the...
    The superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute resigned Monday, a week after Democratic leadership in the state ordered an investigation into what they characterized as a culture of “ongoing structural racism." Retired Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III tendered his resignation Monday, and the Board of Visitors accepted it “with deep regret,” board President John William Boland said in a...
    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — State officials have ordered an outside investigation into the Virginia Military Institute following a report in The Washington Post that described Black cadets and alumni facing “relentless racism.” Gov. Ralph Northam co-wrote a letter Monday to the state-supported school’s Board of Visitors expressing “deep concerns about the clear and appalling culture of ongoing structural racism” at VMI. The letter said...
    Parents and alumni stand outside of Thomas Jefferson High School in Fairfax County, Virginia to protest the board of education’s change for admissions to the school. Courtesy Antonio Martin Parents and alumni stand outside of Thomas Jefferson High School in Fairfax County, Virginia to protest the board of education’s change for admissions to the school. Courtesy Antonio Martin...
    U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett graduated in 1994 with honors from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. But more than 1,500 alumni of the small liberal arts school have made it known they are not proud of their ties to the conservative lawyer and judge. Barrett graduated magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree in English. She was...
    Thomas Jefferson High alumni were looking to be heard loud and clear outside of the school during a rally to change the way students are admitted. Courtesy Makya Little A woman speaks during a rally to change the way students are admitted to Thomas Jefferson High. Courtesy Makya Little Thomas Jefferson High alumni speak outside of the...
    By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett graduated in 1994 with honors from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. But more than 1,500 alumni of the small liberal arts school have made it known they are not proud of their ties to the conservative lawyer and judge. Barrett graduated magna cum laude...
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett graduated in 1994 with honors from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. But more than 1,500 alumni of the small liberal arts school have made it known they are not proud of their ties to the conservative lawyer and judge. Barrett graduated magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree in...
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett graduated in 1994 with honors from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. But more than 1,500 alumni of the small liberal arts school have made it known they are not proud of their ties to the conservative lawyer and judge. Barrett graduated magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree in...
    A group of concerned students, parents, and alumni at a prestigious school in Los Angeles are documenting what they claim is “the self-destruction of California’s most elite private school,” after the institution’s leadership rolled out extensive measures by which they intend to promote anti-racism. Individuals associated with Harvard-Westlake School, a college preparatory school that the Los Angeles Times described as “the...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some say he has sinned but should be forgiven. Others want an investigation. Jerry Falwell Jr.’s resignation as president of Liberty University following revelations of a sexual relationship between his wife and a business partner of the Falwell family has stirred conflicting emotions among those with close ties to the school founded by his father. While...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some say he has sinned but should be forgiven. Others want an investigation. Jerry Falwell Jr.’s resignation as president of Liberty University following revelations of a sexual relationship between his wife and a business partner of the Falwell family has stirred conflicting emotions among those with close ties to the school founded by his father....
    Some say he has sinned but should be forgiven. Others want an investigation. Jerry Falwell Jr.'s resignation as president of Liberty University following revelations of a sexual relationship between his wife and a business partner of the Falwell family has stirred conflicting emotions among those with close ties to the school founded by his father. While some students, graduates and...
    By Sarah Rankin and Elana Schor | Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Jerry Falwell Jr. announced his resignation Tuesday as head of evangelical Liberty University amid conflicting claims about a sexual relationship his wife had with a younger business partner. Falwell’s exit marks a precipitous fall from power for one of the country’s most visible evangelical leaders and ardent supporters...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. said Tuesday that he has resigned as head of evangelical Liberty University because of ongoing controversies about his wife’s sexual involvement with a younger business partner and in the wake of a social media photo that caused an uproar. Falwell’s exit marks a precipitous fall from power for one of the country’s most...
    LINCOLN PARK — Lincoln Park High School’s local school council voted to remove in-school police officers late Thursday. The North Side high school at 2001 N. Orchard St. joins at least a dozen other Chicago public schools that have voted in recent weeks to remove the school resource officers. Its council voted 7-3 in favor of removing on-campus officers. “I’m...
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