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Over 1600 students, alums, and faculty signed an open letter calling for the university to recognize YU Pride Alliance. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia commons.)

In Other Ivory Towers: Yeshiva University suspends club activities after Supreme Court allows creation of LGBTQ+ club; Black UVA students react to hate crime

David Wignall September 28, 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 21, 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 11, 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 4, 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 3, 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 27, 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 27, 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.
In Other Ivory Towers: Black students at UMass Amherst receive racist messages

In Other Ivory Towers: Black students at UMass Amherst receive racist messages

Lucy Walker September 29, 2021
Members of several Black student groups at UMass Amherst earlier this month received emails containing racist anti-Black language.
Amherst’s COVID regulations are among the strictest in the NESCAC.  (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

In Other Ivory Towers: Other colleges face outbreaks, stricter COVID rules

Fiona Seibert September 22, 2021
As colleges nationwide reopen for the fall semester, some peer institutions have implemented public health restrictions notably stricter than the College’s COVID-19 rules. Others have had to change their policies in response to sharp upticks in student COVID cases.
Bowdoin is one of dozens of colleges across the country that has announced students will be required to be vaccinated for the fall. (Photo Courtesy of Daderot/Wikimedia Commons.)

In Other Ivory Towers: U.S. colleges require COVID-19 vaccination for fall

Maddy Lawler April 21, 2021
At least a dozen colleges and universities across the U.S. have said they will require students planning to enroll in the fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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