Civil Rights

Read: Covington Catholic Reopens After Lincoln Memorial Controversy

Covington Catholic Reopens After Lincoln Memorial Controversy

The school decided to close Tuesday after threats were made against students who were in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life rally.

Read: Racist Internet Troll Ordered to Complete Anti-Hate Training in Settlement

Racist Internet Troll Ordered to Complete Anti-Hate Training in Settlement

The internet troll must complete 200 hours of training as well as publicly apologize and renounce white supremacy as part of the settlement.

Read: Managing Controversial Speakers on College Campuses

Managing Controversial Speakers on College Campuses

Here’s how U.S. institutions of higher education are attempting to address the security issues surrounding controversial speakers and protests.

Read: 7 Arrested as Protesters Clash Over Silent Sam Statue Removal

7 Arrested as Protesters Clash Over Silent Sam Statue Removal

Skirmishes broke out at UNC-Chapel Hill between protesters on both sides of the Silent Sam confederate monument removal controversy.

Read: UNC-Chapel Hill Violated Title IX Laws, Finds 5-Year OCR Investigation

UNC-Chapel Hill Violated Title IX Laws, Finds 5-Year OCR Investigation

The OCR investigated over 387 complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence at UNC-Chapel Hill between 2011 and 2016.

Read: Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant to Track Cell Phones

Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant to Track Cell Phones

Friday’s 5-4 decision reverses a previous ruling that cell phone location data is not protected by the Fourth Amendment and therefore doesn’t require a warrant.

Read: Dept. of Ed. Drops 1,200 Civil Rights Cases, Less Likely to Find Violations

Dept. of Ed. Drops 1,200 Civil Rights Cases, Less Likely to Find Violations

An analysis by ProPublica found the percentage of findings of civil rights violations dropped from 51 percent under Obama to 35 percent under Trump.

Read: White House Proposes Merger of Education, Labor Departments

White House Proposes Merger of Education, Labor Departments

The proposal comes 14 months after President Trump signed an executive order calling for ways to merge duplicative offices and programs.

Read: Campuses Must Balance Security Technology with Privacy and Civil Rights

Campuses Must Balance Security Technology with Privacy and Civil Rights

A campus adopting any type of new security technology must not only investigate its benefits, but also its vulnerabilities and potential for abuse.

Read: Education Department Begins Dismissal of Civil Rights Cases

Education Department Begins Dismissal of Civil Rights Cases

One disability rights advocate says the department notified her that 500 of her complaints were dismissed in recent weeks.

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