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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.

One year after young voters and organizers helped propel President Obama to victory, are "Obama's youth" still active?

Concerned about global warming, students are pushing for change--in their dining halls.

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College students are graduating with the highest average student loan debt ever on record.

December 30, 2013

NYU becomes the only private university with unionized teaching assistants.

December 12, 2013

Calling for the administration's support of Bangladeshi garment workers, members of NYU's Student Labor Action Committee performed carols such as "Joy to the Workers” and “Workers’ Rights Are Coming To Town.”

December 9, 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

Harvard tells students and alumni that it will only consider divestment in "extraordinarily rare circumstances." Well, let's see...

September 16, 2013

The complexities of racial tensions on campus are too many and the stakes too high to allow white student unions at universities.

September 11, 2013

Student groups and their allies confronted Sallie Mae at its annual shareholders meeting yesterday. 

May 31, 2013

Whether black children value education or not isn’t the issue. It’s more important to ask why they grow up in a world that tries to prevent them from learning.

May 28, 2013

Several former Chilean student leaders are capitalizing on their high approval ratings to run for Congress and challenge Chile binomial voting system.

April 28, 2013

Recent outbursts of student activism are raising hopes for the emergence of a Russian student movement on the heels of the mass political protests of 2011–12.

February 22, 2013