Around the industry: Columbia University students protest sculpture installation on campus

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  • California: The University of California (UC) system offered admission to 15% more in-state students over the last year, according to preliminary UC data released Monday. Admission offers increased significantly for Latino students, from 16,608 to 22,704, and black students, from 2,337 to 3,083. The announcement comes days after a state audit criticized UC for accepting too many students from out of state at the expense of California students, particularly underrepresented minorities (Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 4/5). 
  • Indiana: A review of sexual misconduct cases that were overseen by a former Indiana University Title IX officer accused of sexual assault has found no evidence of bias or undue influence. Jason Casares resigned in February as associate dean of students and deputy Title IX coordinator after he was accused of sexual assault. He has denied the accusation and no charges have been brought against him (Inside Higher Ed, 4/5).
  • New York: Columbia University students are petitioning against the installation of a sculpture by Henry Moore on campus. The petition argues that the "Reclining Figure" sculpture "will disrupt an otherwise crisp, geometric, and symmetrical landscape. Further, Moore's modernist figure clashes with the neoclassical aesthetic instantly recognizable to generations of Columbians. It will also rob the community of some of the few precious square yards of grass open to the public" (Inside Higher Ed, 4/5). 

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