Posts Tagged: transgender

How Much Power Does a Higher Ed Institution Have Over Including Transgender Students in Greek Life?

Different images come to mind when thinking about college fraternities and sororities, depending on who you are. Some people love them, some hate them, and some have only experienced them through movies, like Animal House. Whether your images are positive or negative, one thing is constant: You envision a group of same-sex young people. But 2017 is knocking on our door and one of the major social...

Mass. OKs Casinos, Redistricting, Transgender Equality; Mass. and R.I. Reform Pensions

After decades of debate, the Massachusetts Legislature passed and Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation providing for casino gambling in the Bay State. The law creates the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to regulate casino gambling and authorizes three licenses for a resort casino in three regions of the state: Eastern Massachusetts between Boston and Worcester, Western Massachusetts which encomp...

LGBTQA: Big Letters on Campus

Editor’s Note: NEJHE has strived to document and improve the experiences of groups historically underserved by higher education, including ethnic and racial minorities. Academia is more tolerant than many sectors, but spending a brief time on any campus reveals that people who are “different” in any way are also underserved and underacknowledged. This article explores the particular situatio...

Report Documents Chilly Climate for LGBT People at U.S. Campuses

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people face a “chilly” climate on college campuses, according to the first-ever national report chronicling LGBT experiences at U.S. colleges and universities.The State of Higher Education for LGBT People for 2010, published by Charlotte, N.C.-based Campus Pride, reports that LGBT students experience significantly greater harassment and d...