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Alan Dershowitz is at it again, campaigning to deny tenure to a DePaul University professor who criticized him.

Marilee Jones excelled as admissions dean at MIT, until she was fired for falsifying her resume. But what good is a college degree, anyway?

As the student peace movement grows stronger and more sophisticated, can it ignite the silent antiwar majority on campus?

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.

Blogs

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

These women are making substantive improvements on their college campuses to stop sexual assault before it happens.

July 24, 2014

Four states have granted in-state tution to undocumented students, but the higher education pipeline continues to be plagued.  

July 2, 2014

A bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren would give borrowers a chance to refinance their student loans.

June 9, 2014

Former UC-Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau characterizes words as violent but shrugs his shoulders at the very real violence committed against his own students and faculty.

June 2, 2014

Colleges borrowing great sums from students are focusing on prettying and branding the campus to reflect the commodification of the “college experience,” a vicious cycle resulting in greater student debt.

May 23, 2014

To build the university where Bill Clinton will speak this week, laborers are paid less than what was contracted, are refused their own passports and bank cards and sleep a dozen to a room.

May 20, 2014

Across the US, student debt is worst at schools with the highest-paid presidents.

May 19, 2014

Commencement isn’t a debate forum.

May 19, 2014