The Social Justice Purge at Idaho Colleges

Republican lawmakers try to cancel diversity programs.

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Heating Up Culture Wars, France to Scour Universities for Ideas That ‘Corrupt Society’

The government announced an investigation into social science research, broadening attacks on what it sees as destabilizing American influences.

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Duterte’s Forces Have a New Target: University Students

The government in the Philippines has announced a decision to end a 32-year agreement barring security forces from a prestigious campus. Students say they won’t be intimidated.

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Hong Kong University to Fire Law Professor Who Inspired Protests

Benny Tai was convicted of public nuisance charges related to his leading role in the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement.

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University to Investigate Professor Who Tweeted About ‘Black Privilege’

The University of Central Florida said it had received complaints about bias and unfair treatment regarding the professor, Charles Negy, who has argued that “white Americans and white culture” are under siege.

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