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ERIC Number: EJ764782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec-28
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
A Year in Review 2006
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v23 n23 p30-35 Dec 2006
"Summers To Step Down, Ending Tumult at Harvard" kicked off in 2006 as one of the most talked about news stories in higher education. Only a few months later, an event involving another elite institution would grab even more headlines, and with more serious ramifications. Three Duke University men's lacrosse players were indicted on rape charges. The alleged rape would raise issues of race, gender and class, as the accuser was an African-American female student at historically Black North Carolina Central University, also located in Durham. Students across the country came together to pressure their university administrations to divest from companies conducting business in the African nation of Sudan, where an estimated 2 million people have been displaced and between 200,000 and 400,000 have died in what has been called state-sponsored genocide. More than 100 students participated in a "Solidarity Die-In" in March at the University of California, Los Angeles. The protests conjured up memories of college students in the 1980s, who called on their college administrations to divest from companies that did business in South Africa, as means of protesting that country's apartheid government. Protests continued right up to December for another cause, as many students demonstrated outside of the U.S. Supreme Court as it heard arguments on lawsuits by parents in Louisville, Kentucky, and Seattle who are challenging policies that use race to help determine where children go to school. Other newsworthy events that occurred throughout the year are highlighted in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Kentucky; North Carolina; South Africa; Sudan; Washington