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A college degree shouldn't have to seem out of reach for American Indian young people—and they shouldn't have to compromise their cultural heritage in the process, either.

When we willingly donate parts of our bodies to science, who should profit?

Massive layoffs, reductions in class offerings and downsizing of graduate programs spurred protests at dozens of universities on March 4. What's next for the student movement?

Largely overshadowed by Healthcare's passage, student loan reform promises big changes to the current bank-based lending system. This week, The Breakdown with Christopher Hayes and education Policy Analyst Ben Miller, dissect these changes and explain how they will effect college students, past, present and future.

As the UC Berkeley Student Senate votes to divest from two companies that profit from Israel's occupation of Palestine, the noted philosopher reminds us of what's at stake.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan can moralize all he wants about the "educational mission" of the NCAA schools playing in March Madness--but no one is watching to learn about players' majors.

Holding the budget hostage while state unemployment tops 12 percent, California growers and their political allies have slashed funding for schools and social services. The March for California's Future is challenging the stranglehold that big agriculture exerts over the state.

University of Texas football coach Mack Brown is getting a $2 million bonus while the rest of campus is tightening its belt.

Lenders claim that cutting their federal subsidies in order to give grants to students would put tens of thousands out of work--but the numbers just don't add up.

Are universities the last hope for a home for quality journalism?

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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