Higher Education
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Vanderbilt to pay for sex-change surgeries

Transgenderism | Critics say schools that get federal funds should not spend money on unnecessary medical procedures
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 6/16/16, 10:26 am

Gay rights advocates consider Southern universities one of the final frontiers in achieving acceptance for pro-LGBTQ healthcare policies. That is why advocates are celebrating Vanderbilt University’s decision last week to cover transgender-related surgeries under its student insurance plan.

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Student protesters force out another university leader

Higher Education | Critics bemoan school administrators’ willingness to let students make staffing decisions
by Melinda Taylor
Posted 6/09/16, 08:30 am

Buckling under student demands for more diverse faculty and a “non-Eurocentric curriculum,” the interim provost at Seattle University last week placed the dean of its Matteo Ricci College on administrative leave.

On day 22 of a sit-in by protesting students, interim provost Bob Dullea announced Jodi Kelly would be placed on leave as dean of the Jesuit university’s humanities college. 

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Ken Starr loses job amid Baylor sex scandal

Higher Education | Rocked by claims administrators ignored claims of violence against women, the Baptist university removes its president and football coach
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 5/26/16, 08:25 pm

Citing a “fundamental failure” by Baylor University to comply with federal regulations regarding sexual violence against students and a football program that appeared to operate “above the rules,” the university today announced it had removed President Ken Starr from office and fired head football coach Art Briles and other unnamed members of the administration and athletics program.

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