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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.

The recent furor over a scholarly article suggesting that the "Israel lobby" drives US Mideast policy presents an opportunity for vigorous open debate on a volatile subject.

Thanks to aggressive recruiting tactics and a complaisant Congress,
online enrollments at the University of Phoenix and its spinoff, Axia
College, are soaring. So are student debt and disaffection.

OK, kids: With conservatives on the hunt for dangerous left-wing academics, take this SAT (Save America from Treachery) test. See if you can tell the difference between a terrorist and a truth-teller. First prize: A three-day getaway in Baghdad. Fail and go to jail.

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 One Canadian university is sending students to help green small rural communities in Alberta.

August 4, 2010

In a society where a bachelor’s degree is the new high school diploma and a master’s degree is the new bachelor’s, the issue of college affordability is a common concern.

July 27, 2010

College students currently spend an average of $900 a year on textbooks—a number that has increased at four times the rate of inflation since 1994.

July 26, 2010

Who’d have thought a celebrated Ivy League medical center would be practicing genital cutting on small children?

June 21, 2010

A coalition of student groups are fighting for free speech and reproductive health services at a Catholic university.

April 8, 2010

Student Senate President calls Kansas University's newspaper biased, says solution is to cut funding.

March 31, 2010

  Free public higher education it is not. But for millions of students at the margins, it's real help.

March 25, 2010

 On Thursday, I was proud to take part in a student walkout and talk some sports.....

March 4, 2010

The University of Minnesota is drawing criticism for proposing curriculum that would teach education majors about things like institutionalized racism.

February 22, 2010

As today's young adults struggle to balance the rising costs of a postsecondary education with countless other financial obligations, many public universities burdened with budget cuts and debt are drastically slashing financial aid packages, driving up the cost of tuition and making a previously accessible college degree virtually unaffordable to many.

February 19, 2010