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As administrators declare there's no alternative to austerity and corporatization in higher ed, student Occupyers fight back.

Chilean students are no longer willing to accept mountains of debt to gain an education, and they have taken over campuses to fight for greater access to the country's universities.

When undocumented immigrants like Jose Antonio Vargas "come out," it changes the debate over immigration—but at considerable personal risk.

When the UK government passed legislation that may effectively triple the cost of higher education in the UK last week, "It felt like the relationship between state and citizen had totally broken down, like there was no order left."

"It's fair to smash up someone's future but not to smash up someone's lobby," says UK journalist Laurie Penny of the student protests in London last week.

Massive layoffs, reductions in class offerings and downsizing of graduate programs spurred protests at dozens of universities on March 4. What's next for the student movement?

The Nation asked leading youth organizers to suggest specific ways the Obama administration could help them mobilize the most diverse and socially progressive generation.

The country's oldest student association has its eyes on the prize--student aid reform.

Blogs

Electoral politics is but one tool the grassroots must use to create change.

November 10, 2014

NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering or “Poly” facilitates innovation through exploitation of graduate student labor. 

October 21, 2014

NYU Queer Union tackles student debt with their second annual “Come Out of the Debt Closet” event.

October 15, 2014

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

July 2, 2014

Sallie Mae broke the law, and SLAP demands that the Department of Education terminate its contract. 

June 23, 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

Commencement isn’t a debate forum.

May 19, 2014

Why is an accrediting commission targeting a well-performing college serving underprivileged communities?

May 15, 2014

New York University’s Student Labor Action Movement got the the administration to finally act responsibility when doing business with the global fashion industry.

May 12, 2014

The school would have to pay $35,000 per violation under the Clery Act.

April 29, 2014