Image:  Florida Atlantic University’s interim provost replied to concerns about the university collecting and providing to the state information that might be used to target Black and LGBTQ faculty members by saying, “We did not know what color—if they were purple, if they had sex with animals.” Michele Hawkins’s joke, during Monday’s Faculty Senate meeting, elicited what sounded like a mixture of groans and chuckles in a video recording provided to Inside Higher Ed. Two attendees...


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