The Nation

on Mar 4, 2011 - 19:26 PM ET

At a small liberal arts school in Pennsylvania, students camped out for three days to call upon campus administration to prioritize protecting them against sexual violence. And the university responded by meeting all of their demands.

Students at Dickinson College occupied the university’s administrative building since Wednesday and said they would stay until all of their demands were met. Friday night, the college...

on Mar 2, 2011 - 06:40 AM ET

The United States Student Association (USSA) called on students, union and community members today to participate in a national day of action to show legislators that there's widespread opposition to state and federal budget cuts to public education.

While proposed cuts to education have overwhelmed the nation, the organization called the day of demonstrations primarily in response to a recent vote by the House of...

on Feb 21, 2011 - 03:36 AM ET

Momentum continues a week into the protests in Wisconsin, as the capital city’s public schools were closed for the fourth day and protesters prepare for the reconvening of the State Assembly.

Demonstrations against governor Scott Walker’s proposed bill to eliminate collective bargaining for public employees reached a peak level of some...

Movements, Education, Unions
on Feb 17, 2011 - 15:29 PM ET

Wisconsin’s Democratic Senators have skipped work today in boycott of a bill that threatens to dismantle the state’s fifty-year-old collective bargaining process for public employee unions. The proposal, by new Republican Governor Scott Walker, has brought tens of thousands of students, government workers and citizens to swarm the capital building for the third consecutive day of protests.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Teaching...

Movements, Activism, Unions
on Feb 15, 2011 - 13:35 PM ET

Protests have engulfed the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where students are standing against a proposed bill that threatens teacher's unions. The outcries come as the state's new Republican Governor Scott Walker announced a plan to end collective bargaining for most of the state's 175,000 public employees.

More than 10,000 protesters, including students,  demonstrated outside the state Capitol building in Madison today, many of them carrying signs and...

on Feb 11, 2011 - 08:01 AM ET

College health plans vary in their quality and cost. In the past, federal and state laws have inconsistently regulated college health plans and have failed to require a basic baseline of coverage, rendering many of them insufficient. Moreover, these plans frequently discriminate based on pre-existing conditions and impose benefit caps. Profit margins for college health plans can be as much as five times the industry average.

However, students won a big...