Around the industry: College president target of racist chalk messages, phone threats

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  • Arizona: The University of Arizona (UA) and the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) entered a deal earlier this month that will allow UA to open a micro-campus in Cambodia, where AUPP is located. Students in Cambodia enrolled in UA's dual-degree program can study law or business. The program may be expanded in the future to include civil engineering and architecture (Eaton, NBC News, 9/19).  
  • Kansas: Bethany College President William Jones has been the target of racist chalk messages and phone threats. The small group of people responsible for the acts targeted Jones' interracial family and his efforts to bolster diversity at Bethany. The college has increased security and banned several of those involved in the racist acts from campus. Jones says he will continue to welcome and recruit students from diverse backgrounds (Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, 9/19).
  • Washington, D.C.: George Washington University (GWU) is opening a food pantry to offer hungry students free food. "The Store," as GWU calls it, plans to officially open Oct. 1. Students can receive food seven days a week, no questions asked (Anderson, Washington Post, 9/17). 

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