After Charlottesville, Colleges Vow to Do Something. But What?

Universities are grappling with a dramatic spike in white supremacist activity on their campuses, forcing them to weigh competing priorities: safety, free speech and diversity.

In Backing Alt-Right, A.C.L.U. Embraces Role in Defending ‘Groups We Detest’

The group’s defense of a planned rally in Virginia, before the violence, has parallels to its seminal role in a proposed neo-Nazi gathering in Skokie, Ill., in 1977.

After Charlottesville Violence, Colleges Brace for More Clashes

By DANA GOLDSTEIN August 16, 2017 After a planned speech in February by the right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos attracted demonstrators who started fires and shattered windows, the University of California, Berkeley realized it had a major hole in its event...

Airbnb Cancels Accounts Linked to White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville

By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH August 9, 2017 Thousands of people are expected to descend on Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday to participate in, or protest against, a white nationalist rally. But some of the rally’s participants may have trouble finding...

Campus Political Fights Come Home for the Summer

By DANA GOLDSTEIN July 31, 2017 College in the summer: Dorms and quads are quiet, and it seems that the whole community is catching its breath. No marches, sit-ins, shout-downs, protesters giving professors whiplash. No arguments over free speech, Black...