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Ole Miss To Post Signs Recognizing Campus Buildings Built By Slave Labor

“The University of Mississippi is taking major strides in acknowledging its racist history. The institution, affectionately known as Ole Miss, announced plans on Thursday to recognize pre-Civil War campus buildings that were built by slaves. . . . in addition…

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Ruha Benjamin Received 2017 President’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching

Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and presenter for and friend of Not in Our Town, was one of four faculty members receiving the University’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies Tuesday,…

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Journal Apologizes After Excluding Black Writers From Black Lives Matter Issue

Taryn Finley writes, “The Journal of Political Philosophy allotted more than 60 pages of its June issue to the [Black Lives Matter] movement, authored by three white professors. Two academics in African-American studies wrote open letters addressing the lack of…

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The College of New Jersey Renames Hall

The College of New Jersey’s Board of Trustees adopted  a recommendation by TCNJ President R. Barbara Gitenstein to rename Paul Loser Hall. Effective immediately, the building that houses the college’s Office of Admissions and School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise…

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TCNJ students hold sit-in to protest college’s dissociation from Trenton

Two dozen students at The College of New Jersey held a sit-in next door to President R. Barbara Gitenstein’s office on Wednesday afternoon protesting the college’s disengagement from Trenton and pointing to two main issues: renaming Loser Hall and reconsidering…

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