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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.

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


This Tuesday a rally in Gainesville calls for saving higher ed in Florida.

April 5, 2009

It's the first full day of Powershift 2009, and over 11,000 have descended on downtown DC’s largest venue for a weekend of training, rallying, and climate action lobbying.

March 4, 2009

Ten thousand young activists are planning to underscore the urgency of dramatic action on climate change.

November 25, 2008

As a seven-month national moratorium on executions comes to an end, where does the student movement against the death penalty go?

September 9, 2008

New effort to build a green youth voter bloc of one million is growing.

September 8, 2008

Along with our new look, we're introducing a new blog for StudentNation.

June 27, 2008