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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.

As Congress jacks up the rates students and their parents are paying for college loans, the consequences are already being felt by young people whose ability to have a child or own a house is limited by debt.

Robert George, the conservative movement's favorite professor,
exerts his influence.

The Nation is pleased that so many of its contributors are
included on a right-wing list of the most dangerous academics in
America.

The lesson in Harvard president Lawrence Summers's sudden demise is that
his brand of neoliberalism works better on blackboards than in the real
world.

Women now outnumber men at colleges and universities, but higher
education has not become the fluffy pink playpen of feminism that some
conservatives envision.

Striking graduate teaching assistants and NYU administrators are hunkered down for a protracted fight, as President John Sexton has threatened strikers with loss of their teaching stipend and ability to teach. This could have a chilling effect on campus union organizing nationwide.

The privatization of the nation's greatest, once-public colleges and
universities is well under way. The loss of low-cost higher education
is a quiet tragedy, one that will severely limit the potential of
generations of future students.

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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

Despite widespread student organizing, university presidents are still reluctant to divest from fossil fuels. 

December 4, 2013

Fighting for their future in a poor country where corruption has marred development since the fall of the Soviet Union, students at Bulgaria's Sofia University have taken hold of what little is theirs: their classrooms.

November 15, 2013

If the Barnard administration takes the idea that adult women should have control over their bodies seriously, then students and RAs should be able to decide for themselves how often guests can stay over. 

November 6, 2013

Civility that comes at the expense of further marginalizing the subjugated is not only worthless, but also criminally dishonest.

November 4, 2013

Preventing New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly from speaking on campus exacerbated the problem it aimed to solve.

November 4, 2013

Learning at Brown is a process in which disagreement plays an integral part. 

November 4, 2013

On Sunday, October 20, NYPD officers and CUNY security marched into the main academic center at CUNY City College unannounced, put the campus on lockdown and seized files, documents, and personal property. 

October 25, 2013