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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.

As the cost of college hits the stratosphere, students are organizing to bring it down to earth.

As university budgets dwindle, adjunct professors around the country are looking to unionize in a desperate effort to protect their jobs.

The credit crunch is hitting students hard, but is government aid going to shareholders and CEOs instead of the borrowers who need it most?

Three years after Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University thrives, due in part to its revamped commitment to community.

Some 200,000 college students won't qualify for loans in September, and millions more will pay higher interest rates. Can they count on Obama to help them out?

A Tennessee student denied a valid high school diploma fights back.

Accusations by right-wing Zionists of anti-Semitism at the University of California, Irvine, are suspect at best.

As Columbia University goes forward with controversial plans to expand into Harlem, alumni mark the fortieth anniversary of explosive student protests.

Blogs

Obama's initiative is a step forward, but community colleges and the students they teach need much more: an end to the disinvestment of our public education system.

January 12, 2015

Ohio State and Oregon will play for the college football title, with little regard for the effect on their academic mission.

January 12, 2015

At the University of Oregon, campus organizing took on a new meaning when graduate workers went on the picket line.

December 12, 2014

At a Senate hearing, Kirsten Gillibrand says that “survivors have lost trust in law enforcement”—but can they trust their colleges either?

December 10, 2014

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