In 2016, University of Oregon Professor Nancy Shurtz invited law students to attend a Halloween party held at her home. Shurtz's Halloween costume consisted of a white lab coat, a stethoscope, black paint on her face and hands, and a black wig in the shape of an afro.
Since the event, students have created a petition for Shurtz’s resignation, and the Black Law Students Association—or BLSA—created a list of demands in 2018. But the group said the college has not met any of them. The demands were reinterred by BLSA this year on April 14.