Zoombombing – What It Is and How To Protect Your Meetings from Racist, Homophobic Attacks

From Inside Higher Ed: “Online Zoom classes were disrupted by individuals spewing racist, misogynistic or vulgar content. Experts say professors using Zoom should familiarize themselves with the program’s settings.”

Editor’s note: This happened in a zoom meeting SSW was in.

AMS Notices and Women’s History Month

The March 2020 issue of the AMS Notices has numerous articles celebrating Women’s History Month:

Syracuse Anti-Racism Protests Continue

From the Daily Orange: #NotAgainSU will meet with Syracuse University officials Monday to negotiate on the movement’s additional demands.

The movement, led by Black students, has occupied Crouse-Hinds Hall since Feb. 17 to continue its ongoing protest of hate incidents occurring at or near SU. Protesters blocked the intersection outside Crouse-Hinds for two hours Wednesday, calling for university officials to negotiate with them.

Additional stories:

See also our previous coverage here.

UOK Professors Use N-Word

From inside Higher Ed: It happened again — this time at the University of Oklahoma. Two more professors used the N-word during class, angering students who say it was pedagogically unnecessary and hurtful. But what started as a protest over those incidents has escalated into a student sit-in Oklahoma’s central administration building and calls for Provost Kyle Harper to resign. The university says it won’t happen.

UCSC Strike: Firings and Expansion

Image credit: Dan Coyro/AP

From the LA Times: UC Santa Cruz fired 54 graduate student workers who were on strike demanding higher pay to afford the area’s high cost of living…. UC Santa Barbara graduate students voted Monday for a full strike, and UC Davis students decided Thursday to withhold student grades for the winter quarter until the university raises their housing supplement. Students from across the 10-campus UC system have held rallies in support of student workers at UC Santa Cruz.

See our previous coverage here.