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Striking graduate teaching assistants and NYU administrators are hunkered down for a protracted fight, as President John Sexton has threatened strikers with loss of their teaching stipend and ability to teach. This could have a chilling effect on campus union organizing nationwide.

The privatization of the nation's greatest, once-public colleges and
universities is well under way. The loss of low-cost higher education
is a quiet tragedy, one that will severely limit the potential of
generations of future students.

People who believe in academic freedom should denounce CUNY's treatment of an atheist professor.

The Israeli university boycott and its subsequent reversal could have been avoided.

The British Association of University Teachers should overturn its boycott of Israeli academics.

The origins of the Princeton filibuster protest.

Students succeed in making the university pull out of a Chinese oil company funding slaughter in Sudan.

An internal memo urges retaliation against graduate students who
want a union.

Since September 11, we've heard a lot about the "intelligence failures" that left the United States unprepared for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Educators share strategies for opposing the war.

Blogs

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015

Following the NYU and UConn victories, graduates at Yale and other universities are demanding recognition as workers.

May 6, 2015

A coalition including Coalition for America's Future, Daily Kos, Student Debt, and The Nation delivered a petition to Elizabeth Warren calling for the cancelation of all student debt. 

May 4, 2015

NYU students have some questions for university's next president. 

April 15, 2015

Rolling Stone made a litany of reporting errors, but it's their source who will pay the price.

April 6, 2015

Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.

March 30, 2015

Yale's historic new building project draws attention to the college's bidding process. 

March 24, 2015

The UAE welcomes NYU’s culture cachet—but not academics seeking to expose exploitaitve labor conditions.

March 23, 2015

To draw attention to the magnitude of the student debt crisis, we’re doing something dramatic.

March 20, 2015

The Tennessee governor’s budget will subsidize students’ college tuition with cuts to college workers’ benefits.

March 6, 2015