Kim Kozlowski The Detroit News Published 11:15 PM EST Feb 18, 2019 University of Michigan student Sydney Whack remembers the frustration she and other African-American students felt a year ago when the name tag outside the dorm room of one of her friends was vandalized with the N-word. At the time, UM officials said the resident adviser handled the incident properly in West Quad by reporting it to university housing and diversity staff. In addition, community meetings were held with residents. UM's policy does not allow student housing staff to remove anything from a student's door — a rule that was emphasized earlier this year during training for resident advisers: students living on campus have a right to say what they want on their doors and inside their campus dwelling spaces. This is not a new policy, UM officials add, but it is being examined more closely as the university … [Read more...] about Free speech policy stirs controversy at University of Michigan
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PHOENIX — Two years after defeating longtime metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Paul Penzone is steadily making progress in carrying out a massive court-ordered overhaul of a beleaguered agency that was found to have racially profiled Latinos. The new sheriff has improved compliance with the overhaul and taken far more steps to repair relations with the Latino community than the famously defiant Arpaio. The agency now acknowledges on its website that its officers engaged in racial profiling, whereas Arpaio vigorously disputed until the end of his 24-year tenure that his deputies singled out Latinos during traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Still, the sheriff's office isn't close to being released from court supervision and doesn't appear to have completely stomped out its problem with biased policing, even though the overhaul was ordered five years ago and taxpayers have shelled out $90 million in legal and compliance costs. The latest audit of traffic stops by Maricopa … [Read more...] about Reputation for bias dogs Arizona agency even after Arpaio
Bob Christie, Associated Press Updated 5:13 pm PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. gives a thumbs-up after singing the national anthem before an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Utah in Tempe, Ariz. The congresswomen running for Arizona Senate are in their final campaign swing as McSally barnstormed across rural Arizona while Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema dashed around metro Phoenix. The two candidates were trying to turn out every last voter in the neck-and-neck race. less FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. gives a thumbs-up after singing the national anthem before an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Utah in Tempe, Ariz. ... more Photo: Rick Scuteri, AP CORRECTS TO DOWNTOWN PHOENIX CAMPUS NOT TEMPE - Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema, left, … [Read more...] about Senate, governor, school vouchers top Arizona elections
Home Daily News Arizona Summit submits another teach-out… Legal Education By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted October 26, 2018, 12:38 pm CDT Arizona Summit Law School will eventually close and has submitted a new teach-out plan to the ABA addressing the individual needs of its remaining 22 students. Peter Goplerud, Arizona Summit’s interim president, shared this information Thursday with the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, the Arizona Republic reported. The ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar in March 2017 placed Arizona Summit on probation, after finding it out of compliance with various accreditation standards. In June, the council announced it had withdrawn approval for the for-profit InfiLaw school. The finding was affirmed in August and may be the first time approval of an operating law school was involuntarily revoked by the council. In September, the council rejected a teach-out plan where the remaining Arizona … [Read more...] about Arizona Summit submits another teach-out plan to ABA
In response to the teachers' protests, Gov. Ducey responded with a “20/20 plan”, which gave teachers at least on paper the raise they were demanding. Ducey’s 20/20 plan says that it will give teachers an incremental raise that will amount to a 20 percent raise by the year 2020. Despite Arizona's steady economic and population growth and a 4.7 unemployment rate, a recent Marist/NBC poll showed only 26 percent of Arizona voters wanted Ducey re-elected. In a telephone interview with NBC News, Angel Molina, an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University, says Ducey has been hobbled by a “political narrative that has worked against him.” Gov. Ducey’s 20/20 plan angered many across the political spectrum. “On the right, people were not in favor of Ducey yielding to the #RedForEd movement, and his 20/20 plan seemed like a capitulation. Meanwhile, his plan is ambiguous and even his supporters are not okay with the … [Read more...] about Can David Garcia catch the blue wave to become Arizona’s next governor?