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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?

In the latest push to privatize public education, regents at the University of California have raised tuition by 32 percent.

The country's oldest student association has its eyes on the prize--student aid reform.

Phoenix has allegedly broken the law by tying recruiters' pay to enrollment numbers, creating pressure to sign up unqualified students.

A monthlong investigation finds plenty of fire to go with the smoke surrounding the university's incredibly vague conflict-of-interest policies.

Shrouded in secrecy, "intelligence officer training" conflicts with universities' commitment to openness and free inquiry.

Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed budget cuts would be an unmitigated disaster for California's public universities.

In a slipping economy, the debt burden for students is crippling. Obama's modest but elegant plan is a step in the right direction.

Blogs

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

Does higher education in America offer young women a ticket to the middle class—or entrench class divisions that are only getting wider?

October 15, 2014

Taken literally, California’s new law mandating an affirmative consent standard on college campuses could redefine a lot of consensual sex as rape. Should we be worried?

September 29, 2014

Activists say the Obama Administration’s “It’s On Us” campaign falls short of what’s needed to end campus sexual assault.

September 24, 2014

After spending four year in college, this student gives a critique of the academic industrial complex and the corporatization of higher education.

August 12, 2014

Earlier this month, we joined Know Your IX to call on Congress to give the Department of Education the tools to hold colleges responsible for campus sexual assault. A bill introduced this morning would do just that.

July 30, 2014

These women are making substantive improvements on their college campuses to stop sexual assault before it happens.

July 24, 2014

Four states have granted in-state tution to undocumented students, but the higher education pipeline continues to be plagued.  

July 2, 2014

A bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren would give borrowers a chance to refinance their student loans.

June 9, 2014

Former UC-Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau characterizes words as violent but shrugs his shoulders at the very real violence committed against his own students and faculty.

June 2, 2014