Austin Peay State University
The student said she did not intend to offend the LGBT community with the project.
"This incident is deeply disturbing and is hurtful to our university community."
"Although there does not appear to be a danger to the university community, please take precautions to ensure your safety
I wasn't listening as a preface to a defensive reply; I was listening to learn. In the process, I learned more about my academic community than I would have ever learned simply by relying on those who worked most closely with me.
It matters to colleges and universities whether students succeed. It didn't always, though. The failure of our students sometimes even validated what we thought about our academic rigor.
We know that students cannot succeed if they do not take responsibility for their education. But we know as well that colleges and universities can take steps to support the success of their students and make it more likely.
I don't get the "iron triangle" that some higher education leaders believe exists between cost, quality and access. I think it's possible to reduce at least some of the costs of higher education without threatening either quality or access.
When Netflix suggests movies based on how much previous renters liked them, all that's at stake is a night's entertainment