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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.

The politics of tenure at Barnard and beyond.

What do burqas, Osama and fascism have to do with six hours of man-free exercise time at Harvard?

To view education as a profit-making business is to attack the lifelong love of learning.

A principled academic gets ground up in the media hypocrisy machine.

Why is the intellectual agenda of English departments being set by teenagers?

Surveillance 101: Big Brother goes to college.

When a strait-laced Princeton student claimed he was attacked by liberal thugs, the conservative establishment rallied around him--until it turned out to be a lie.

Today's military members face red tape, false advertising and multiple deployments. What happened to the promises of the original GI Bill?

Blogs

Amid the university's rapid international expansion, there is a story of an NYU campus that failed. So what happened in Singapore? It depends who you ask. 

March 6, 2013

This week, students across the country rail against program cuts, tuition hikes and racist university policies. What’s next for reproductive justice in Alabama? Could Congress be on the verge of a student new deal?

March 1, 2013

As the national debate on comprehensive immigration reform heats up, Georgia activists are fighting racist state-level policy.

February 27, 2013

The environmental activist and self-described “professional bummer-out-er" spoke at Cooper Union's historic Great Hall last night.

February 6, 2013

One young Palestinian woman explains the program that has brought eight students to NYU to share a bedroom with a student from the opposite territory, and spend twice a week in dialogue about “the conflict, the history, the legitimacy of the country, the definition of terrorism.”

January 31, 2013

Columbia’s Rembrandt, sold in 1975 for $1 million, is back on the market—for $47 million.

January 21, 2013

A new campaign to push colleges and universities to divest from the fossil fuel industry spread like wildfire this past semester.

January 2, 2013

The campus divestment movement has made its way to NYU, where students and faculty are pressuring the administration to cut its ties with the fossil fuel industry.

December 12, 2012

Author Christian Parenti, in conversation with NYU student Rebecca Nathanson, explains why fossil-fuel divestment campaigns—now gaining popularity on college campuses thanks to Bill McKibben—may be a costly distraction.

December 5, 2012

In university admissions, why are we preferencing the already-privileged? 

November 20, 2012