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David Horowitz's Islamofascism Awareness Week hits the already beleaguered campus.

A network of right-wing activists on college and high school campuses are targeting Muslims, Arabs and other Mideast experts, indifferent to the truth or decency of their charges.

The right-wing philanthropist is pushing the phony science of positive psychology to numb Americans into smiley-faced acquiescence to the status quo.

Forget about raising money for actual teaching or research. Institutions of higher learning would rather troll for money for their sports teams.

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger's combative remarks tarnish an otherwise illuminating event.

Our mission is to take feckless teenagers like you and turn them into full-fledged debtors.

The Congressional overhaul of federal student aid is a good first step, but true reform of the system will require an effort on the scale of the GI Bill.

Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights doesn't officially favor the war
in Iraq, so why is it helping Gen. David Petraeus devise a counter-insurgency doctrine?

When Wilton High School censored a student play about the Iraq war, the cast went to the Public.

Corrupt college administrators have sold out students and buried them in a mountain of debt.

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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

Professors just don’t get why graduate students deserve labor unions, revealing a dangerous myopia about how academia works in the age of austerity.

December 4, 2013

University leaders and government officials are collaborating on drone research, provoking troubling questions about privacy, academic independence and economic profit. 

December 4, 2013