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Rummaging through Yale University's library shelves in early 2001 to prepare a talk on news media and genocide, I came across a study of nineteenth-century Colorado newspapers by Ward Churchill.

A few weeks ago, if you recall, Britain's Prince Harry was having himself a high old time at a Colonials and Natives party to which he came costumed as a Nazi officer.

As the saying goes, behind every successful woman is a man who is surprised. Harvard president Larry Summers apparently is that man.

When it comes to left and right, meaning the contrapuntal voices of sanity and dementia, we're meant to keep two sets of books.

There I was, in the basement of the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, enjoying a private tour of the place.

The New School University is one of Manhattan's most storied progressive institutions. But don't tell that to the people who work there.

Labor studies programs are under attack by a well-financed right-wing campaign.

Devising a fair federal policy for higher education would not be hard.

Blogs

A Harper's journalist recently went undercover as a University of Phoenix student. What he found was an "education" that was anything but--and a prime example of how the 1 percent are profiting off the less fortunate. 

February 16, 2012

Occupy Princeton students mic-check a JP Morgan-Chase Treasury Services info session on December 7, 2011. The first direct action taken up by Occupy Princeton—they promise “more to come.”

December 8, 2011

A nearly unanimous vote at our greatest public university.

November 28, 2011

Most recent graduates are entering the “real world” only to find a pathetic job market coupled with a national average of $24,000 in student debt.

June 22, 2011

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.

June 3, 2011

Students in this West African nation are supporting their teacher's demands that the government increase their wage and reduce the class size. Demonstrations have spread across the country in response to unemployment, the rising cost of living, inadequate delivery of services and state repression under a president who has been in power for 24 years.

May 23, 2011

In spite of student support for a boycott of a brand of hummus made by a company students argue is complicit in human rights abuses, DePaul University's Fair Business Practices Committee (FBPC) concluded there wasn't "sufficient grounds" for a boycott.

May 23, 2011

Colleges and universities collect data about current and prospective students to understand how to target the students who would be the most successful at their institutions. Wouldn't is be helpful to students to have access to this data?

 

May 17, 2011

A University of Pennsylvania student describes the pressure to begin alumni donations—even before he's picked up his diploma.

May 10, 2011

Three printing companies have refused to publish the spring edition of an LGBT magazine at Kent State University, citing concerns over its images and language.

April 28, 2011