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Sean Salai

Sean Salai

Sean Salai is the general assignment/culture reporter for The Washington Times. A former National desk intern and Metro clerk at The Washington Times, he also has served as a City Hall reporter at the Boca Raton News and as a special contributor at America Media. He can be reached at

Articles by Sean Salai

Students walk on the Stanford University campus in Stanford, Calif, March 14, 2019. When students at Stanford University return to campus in January 2022, they'll be barred from holding parties or other big gatherings for two weeks. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)  **FILE**

Diversity, STEM lead spike in higher ed giving

New data shows donations to higher education soared last year -- but insiders say the bulk went to recruit diverse students for lucrative programs at wealthy schools while poorer colleges floundered. Published February 16, 2023

A demonstrator holds up a sign during a march to mark International Transgender Day of Visibility in Lisbon, March 31, 2022. At least 32 transgender and gender-nonconforming people have been killed in the United States in 2022, the Human Rights Campaign announced Wednesday, Nov. 16, in its annual report ahead of Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)

Pew: Black Americans divided on transgender advocacy

Black Americans support the feminist agenda of gender equality but have divided opinions on whether to include transgender and nonbinary issues in racial justice advocacy, a new report finds. Published February 16, 2023

Woodburn Hall on University Avenue on the campus of West Virginia University, Morgantown, July 29, 2019. File photo credit: Nagel Photography via Shutterstock.

West Virginia University suspends woke tenure proposal

West Virginia University officials have suspended a contentious proposal that would have advanced professors doing diversity work while making it easier to fire tenured colleagues whose work is deemed subpar. Published February 14, 2023

Instructor Jessie Reardon, right, leads a barbell class at Fuel Training Studio, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Newburyport, Mass. Gyms and fitness studios were among the hardest hit businesses during the pandemic. But for gyms who made it through the worst, signs of stability are afoot. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) **FILE**

Small businesses brace for reduced consumer demand

Small businesses are bracing for a year of labor shortages, inflation woes and reduced consumer demand even as they grow hopeful about recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, recent studies show. Published February 14, 2023