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Is education widening the class divide?

Big-money athletics cannot help but sabotage what our colleges and universities are for: instruction and research.

College presidents are living in baronial splendor, some with salaries, benefits and perks of $1 million or more. And you wonder why the cost of tuition is so high?

Why go to a real college? Enroll in Donald Trump's virtual university
and you'll learn all you need to know for $29 or your money back!

Politics trumped academic integrity when a neocon network torpedoed
the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty
position at Yale.

The University of California has thrown its weight behind an
antisweatshop initiative on campus logowear, proof that conscientious
consumers can humanize the forces of global capitalism.

The new generation of academics and scholars is challenged to join, elevate and improve the national conversation, and persuade the public to come back to politics.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the ACLU are challenging a draconian Education Department rule that blocks student drug offenders from receiving federal aid.

Confronting the forces of war, genocide and lawlessness begins with the
belief that individual citizens have the power--and the
responsibility--to focus our government's mind, change its priorities
and save lives.

The growing campus campaign to force universities to divest from
corporations doing business with the Sudanese government is having real
impact.

Blogs

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education inappropriately editorializes a racist video posted by a UCLA student.

March 17, 2011

As those laid off during the recession continue to apply for entry-level positions, college seniors are facing more competition than expected.

March 14, 2011

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison a group of corporate lobbyist will be working to turn the university into a quasi-private "public authority" institution. Other states that have gone down this road have seen tuition skyrocket. 

March 8, 2011

Last week’s March 2 National Day of Action saw scores of protests in more than a dozen states—including two that ended in arrests and one that ended with a bunch of people taking their clothes off.

March 7, 2011

Students at Dickinson College refused to leave their campus administrative offices until the officials met their demands to change the campus's sexual assault policy. And their demands were met.

March 4, 2011

The United States Student Association is organizing nationwide resistence to a House vote to cut the Pell Grant and TRIO programs.

March 2, 2011

College health care plans were initially excluded from the national health care over-haul but now will be held to the same standards as other insurers. 

February 11, 2011

ROTC memo prohibiting cadets from using WikiLeaks cables for course assignments could impact Stanford's decision on whether to allow ROTC to return to campus.

January 27, 2011

Service is one thing, and activism—particularly in opposition to university policy—is another.

January 6, 2011

Press coverage of a young man thrown out of his wheelchair during the UK student protests suggests that "real" disabled people are not whole human beings.

December 19, 2010