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Occupy College

The crushing burden of student debt has shattered the American dream for a whole generation. They want their future back.

Our colleges and universities have never been truly open to everyone. But against the backdrop of a worsening high school drop-out rate and rising student debt burdens for those who do make it to college, can American higher education be saved?

College graduates

Given skyrocketing college costs and the bleak jobs outlook, some argue that vocational school is an apt alternative to a four-year liberal arts program for many working-class kids.

Both the University of Paris-Sorbonne and NYU, which have branches in Abu Dhabi, have refused to speak out against the crackdown.

Students at the University of California, Berkeley, protesting budget cuts

The exploitation of contingent labor, a shrinking middle class, administrative elephantiasis: the turmoil in academia is a microcosm of American society as a whole.

Thanks to Governor Christie, a generation of hardworking New Jersey students don't know if they'll be able to afford college.

Nation Writing Contest Winner: Students and workers pay the price in the decline of Detroit's automobile industry.

Finding out that higher education and burger production have a disturbing amount in common.

A father councils his son to find work he's passionate about, after losing his own job as a in a bank buyout.

While the University of Texas at Austin's football team receives generous funding, the Vietnamese language program is being cut—even though it's the third-most-spoken language in the state.

Blogs

With student loan debt and college costs skyrocketing, a new group aims to push for change inside and outside Washington. 

March 6, 2014

There are thirty-three black students in the UCLA School of Law student body of 1,100.

February 13, 2014

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