Saddleback College Abandons Controversial Mascot

Saddleback College, a community college in Mission Viejo, Calif., announced that it will be getting rid of its controversial “Gaucho” mascot, one many have said they see as a racist caricature. A gaucho is an Argentinean cowboy, and the mascot depicts an angry, black-haired and mustachioed man riding a horse. President Elliot Stern made the … Read more

Education Department Disproportionally Selected Black, Hispanic Students for Audit

The U.S. Department of Education disproportionately selected Black and Hispanic students for financial aid audits over the last decade, The Washington Post reported after an analysis of federal data. After students turn in their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the department selects some for verification, asking them to further prove that the information on … Read more

Montclair State Director Accused of Verbal Abuse

Emily Johnson, an Indigenous choreographer, has accused Jedidiah Wheeler, executive director of Montclair State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programming, of behavior she called “abusive.” Johnson detailed her experiences with Wheeler in a Medium post and letter to the National Endowment for the Arts. The ACP office had approached Johnson through Wheeler about a … Read more

Faculty Committee Sides With Accused Professor

An appeals committee of the Ohio University faculty recommended against the termination of their colleague Yusuf Kalyango, according to The Athens News. Kalyango, a professor of journalism, was investigated for sexual misconduct, found to have harassed a graduate student and suspended in 2018, according the News. He has been serving in a nonteaching role during … Read more

Waiting in the Cold to Take the ACT

About 100 students showed up Saturday to take the ACT at a high school in the Bronx, N.Y. But according to The New York Post, officials at the high school had no idea there was supposed to be a test given. “These high school kids were trying to do the right thing to get in … Read more