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Critics of the war on terror—or even those who slightly question the Bush administration—may now find themselves on a list of members of a fifth column.

The politics of America's largest urban university have entered a restless, disordered, tumultuous period, a violent whirlpool from which it seems unable to extricate itself.

I come here and discover that you are merely another fraud in the city university system. Of the 150 receiving degrees today, you hold only 191 jobs. That is less than two jobs per student.

The third most dispensed drug in the United States is a thyroid medication called Synthroid.

Students across the country are gearing up to defend affirmative action on a national day of protest on February 24.

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Students are asking Columbia to disclose sexual assault statistics and make the process easier for survivors.

February 10, 2014

A new Tumblr at Yale opens up a conversation about class, but what will it take to turn discussion into action?

February 4, 2014

The university’s approach to conservation is better than California Governor Brown’s, and students should be proud that their system’s leadership has adopted these practical goals.

January 31, 2014

The founder of StudentDebtCrisis.org reflects on the state of the student debt crisis.

January 30, 2014

The success of DukeOpen’s campaign to pressure the university’s board of trustees to reform guidelines on investment responsibility demonstrates the importance of understanding the system you’re trying to change.

January 25, 2014

The Daily Targum weighs in on Bridgegate.

January 23, 2014

College students are graduating with the highest average student loan debt ever on record.

December 30, 2013

NYU becomes the only private university with unionized teaching assistants.

December 12, 2013

Professors just don’t get why graduate students deserve labor unions, revealing a dangerous myopia about how academia works in the age of austerity.

December 4, 2013

University leaders and government officials are collaborating on drone research, provoking troubling questions about privacy, academic independence and economic profit. 

December 4, 2013