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Virginia teacher sues after being fired for refusing to call trans student 'he'.

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Peter Vlaming lost his job after claiming his religion prohibited him from using male pronouns for a student who transitionedA Virginia high school teacher who was fired for refusing to use a transgender student’s new pronouns has filed a lawsuit....

MIT scientist resigns over emails discussing academic linked to Epstein.

Emails written by Richard Stallman leakedMassachusetts college at center of storm over Epstein fundingThe computer scientist Richard Stallman has resigned from MIT and the Free Software Foundation (FSF), which he founded and led, after leaked emai...

Jeffrey Epstein donated $9m to Harvard before 2008 guilty plea, says university.

University rejected proposed gift after his convictionLargest gift was $6.5m for Program for Evolutionary DynamicsHarvard University received nearly $9m in donations from disgraced sex offender Jeffrey Epstein before his 2008 guilty plea to sex ch...

Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison for college bribery scandal.

Actor pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy and fraud after admitting to paying $15,000 to boost daughter’s SAT scoresFelicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison on Friday, for her role in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. The c...

'I was shocked': mother of boy whose scalp was coloured by school speaks out.

‘It would not have happened to a white kid,’ Angela Washington said after staff used a marker pen on Juelz Trice’s banned haircutJuelz Trice came home from school earlier this year with permanent marker ink scribbled on his scalp, but it was not a...

Black teen 'humiliated' after school colored his hair with marker, parents say.

Texas lawsuit says school personnel drew on the student’s scalp after it was deemed his haircut violated the dress codeParents of a black teenager in Texas are suing their Houston-area school district after three white middle school personnel used...

Professor who quoted James Baldwin's use of N-word cleared by university.

Poet Laurie Sheck was investigated for her use of the racial slur, but the New School has now dismissed concernsLaurie Sheck, the poet and professor who was investigated by her university for quoting James Baldwin’s use of the N-word in a graduate...