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Columbia University

The fate of Carole Vance and Kim Hopper should worry everyone who wants academics to play a larger role in public debates.

Drought

Why university presidents Drew Gilpin Faust and Christina Paxson were wrong to reject calls to divest from fossil fuel companies.

The American Studies Association resolution has punctured a longstanding silence.

Contrary to what Goldberg has written, I believe that the only version of BDS that can be defended is one that is compatible with principles of academic freedom.

Roosevelt Island

Community members are concerned about Cornell’s partnership with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, whose research and development help sustain Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Columbia University

Where are their voices on the major issues of the day?

California has gutted the budget for what was once a shining example of public higher education, leaving students saddled with more debt and fewer options. 

Quebec protest

The student-led movement scored a victory in the election, with the new government repealing tuition hikes. But the grievances behind the mass protests still lurk.

A devastating report reveals the predatory practices behind the $150 billion private student-lending industry.

At UC Davis and other institutions, student-led protests against austerity are met with thuggish riot cops and the criminalization of speech. 

Blogs

A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.

April 10, 2014

Despite devoting forty to sixty hours per week to their sport most of the year, Division I football players lack basic economic rights under the NCAA’s cartel restrictions.

April 9, 2014

A new bill in Congress calls on universities to pro-actively address harassment, or risk losing federal funds.

April 2, 2014

Harvard graduate student Benjamin Franta implores President Drew Gilpin Faust to be honest about her opposition to divestment.

March 19, 2014

A grassroots movement tapped into fears that affirmative action would close off university spots for Asian-American students.

March 18, 2014

If the world demands that you work twice as hard to get half the reward, why would you handicap yourself?

March 18, 2014

Economic desperation among college students helps explain why millenials don’t believe in small government. 

March 17, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina want to ensure workers who make UNC apparel operate under safe conditions.

March 11, 2014

With student loan debt and college costs skyrocketing, a new group aims to push for change inside and outside Washington. 

March 6, 2014

There are thirty-three black students in the UCLA School of Law student body of 1,100.

February 13, 2014