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In Other Ivory Towers: Amid controversy, Yale alters leave policies

In Other Ivory Towers: Amid controversy, Yale alters leave policies

Julia Goldberg and Megan Lin January 25, 2023
On Jan. 18, Yale University revealed updates to its policies regarding leaves of absence and withdrawals, following a year-long review of its mental health policies by the Yale College Dean’s Office.
Middlebury will pay its RAs $9,600. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

Middlebury to increase RA compensation to $9,600

David Wignall October 18, 2022
Middlebury College announced that it will raise compensation for resident assistants (RAs) to $9,600, which is equivalent to room cost for the 2024-25 academic year, according to The Middlebury Campus. The increase, which follows advocacy from student leaders of residential life, will happen incrementally over the next two years.
NESCAC coalition launches petition against crisis pregnancy centers

NESCAC coalition launches petition against crisis pregnancy centers

Gabe Miller and David Wignall October 4, 2022
More than 700 community members across all 11 NESCAC schools have signed a petition that calls for the schools to ban crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) from advertising — and otherwise operating — on their campuses. The NESCAC Coalition to Ban CPCs, an organization that Middlebury students started this past summer, wrote the petition and began distributing it on June 29.
Over 1600 students, alums, and faculty signed an open letter calling for the university to recognize YU Pride Alliance. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia commons.)

IOIT: Yeshiva University suspends all club events after Supreme Court order; Black UVA students react to hate crime

David Wignall September 27, 2022
Students at Yeshiva University (YU) and the University of Virginia (UVA) demand change after YU suspended club activity instead of approving an LGBTQ+ club and UVA reported a hate crime.
A student initially filed the complaint against Brown in May 2020. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

In Other Ivory Towers: Brown lawsuit, Oberlin settlement, UT endowment

David Wignall September 20, 2022
IOIT: Brown University has agreed to pay $1.5 million to students enrolled during spring 2020 to settle a class-action lawsuit regarding COVID-19 tuition reimbursements. The settlement, which a federal judge approved on Sept. 5, represents the end of a legal battle that has persisted for more than two years.
In Other Ivory Towers: Grinnell student dining workers’ union expands to include all Grinnell undergraduate workers

In Other Ivory Towers: Grinnell student dining workers’ union expands to include all Grinnell undergraduate workers

Quinn Casey and Will Royce May 10, 2022
Student workers at Grinnell College in Iowa recently voted to expand the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) to include all hourly undergraduate student workers.
In Other Ivory Towers: Harvard dedicates $100 million to address its ties to slavery

In Other Ivory Towers: Harvard dedicates $100 million to address its ties to slavery

David Wignall May 3, 2022
Harvard will commit $100 million to address its ties to slavery, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to the Harvard community on April 26.
In Other Ivory Towers: Harvard faces lawsuit over alleged mishandling of sexual harrassment case

In Other Ivory Towers: Harvard faces lawsuit over alleged mishandling of sexual harrassment case

Harris Agha February 23, 2022

In Other Ivory Towers is the Record’s look at colleges and universities outside the Purple Bubble. Editor’s note: This article describes instances of sexual assault and sexual harassment.  Three...

In Other Ivory Towers: Other NESCACs offer booster shots on campus; Williams’ plan still in the works

In Other Ivory Towers: Other NESCACs offer booster shots on campus; Williams’ plan still in the works

Rachel Schmidt and Hannah Adams December 8, 2021
Although the College has yet to announce an official policy on COVID-19 booster shots, several NESCAC peer institutions have started requiring boosters as part of campus-wide vaccine mandates and opening vaccine clinics on campus.
In Other Ivory Towers: Univ. of Florida blocks faculty from testifying in voting rights case against the state

In Other Ivory Towers: Univ. of Florida blocks faculty from testifying in voting rights case against the state

Ella Marx and Kiara Royer November 2, 2021
The University of Florida prohibited three of its professors from serving as expert witnesses in a lawsuit challenging Florida’s new law restricting voter rights, raising concerns about First Amendment rights.
Amherst announced that they would end legacy admissions and expand their financial aid program. (Photo courtesy of WikiCommons.)

End to legacy admissions preference at Amherst raises question: Should Williams follow suit?

Gabe Miller October 26, 2021
Amherst announced on Oct. 20 that it will end legacy preference in admissions and expand its financial aid programs. As Williams' fiercest rival makes moves that it says will increase institutional equity, eyes turn to whether Williams should follow in its peer’s footsteps.
In Other Ivory Towers: Lafayette students protest Greek life

In Other Ivory Towers: Lafayette students protest Greek life

Sasha Tucker October 26, 2021
At Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, calls to abolish Greek life have been intensifying for more than a year, documented by the @AbolishGreekLifeAtLaf Instagram account.
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