“A University of Kansas professor says he was suspended from teaching a course after he told a student to “learn English,” the Lawrence Journal-World reported.” Read more about it here.
“7 out of 895 — the number of black students admitted to NYC’s most selective high school. And there are more startling stats.” Read more here.
“Faculty members and students at the University of Texas at El Paso are raising concerns about the sole finalist chosen to be their next president, saying both the candidate and the process deserve more scrutiny.
At an institution where 80 percent of students are Latinx and another 4 percent are Mexican nationals, the University of Texas System Board of Regents’ choice of Heather Wilson — a white Republican former congresswoman and Trump-appointed U.S. Air Force secretary — is generating resistance.”
“At the 2018 World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, (WM)^2 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Women’s Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society proposed designating Maryam Mirzakhani’s birthday (May 12) as a day for celebrating women in mathematics. The proposal was approved.” Read more about the holiday here.
Jill C. Pipher is the new president of the AMS. Read an interview with her from the AMS Notices.
Nominations are now being accepted (Mar 15 – Apr 30) for the Gweneth Humphreys Award For Mentorship of Undergraduate Women.
Inside Higher Ed post about the recent admissions scandal and its possible effect on students with disabilities.