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The growing campus campaign to force universities to divest from
corporations doing business with the Sudanese government is having real
impact.

Since the 1970s Republican conservatives have been the dominant
political force on American campuses. But groups like Campus
Progress, better groomed and better organized than their
predecessors, are pushing back.

Negative media coverage has succeeded in undermining support among
prominent conservatives for a UCLA alumni group that paid students to
target and expose left-leaning faculty.

With a new wave of activism against sweatshops sweeping college
campuses, student interest in the morality of their clothing choices
can set a standard for the rest of us.

Student protests against the presence of military recruiters on campus
are on the rise. So are angry--sometimes violent--pushbacks from
conservative students and campus police.

Young Republican activists on campus love George
W. Bush and zealously support the war. But are they willing to fight?
Not really.

As far as I could tell, the only students who remained seated for the
duration of Bill Clinton's keynote address at the Campus Progress
National Student Conference this week were two Nation<

The origins of the Princeton filibuster protest.

Students succeed in making the university pull out of a Chinese oil company funding slaughter in Sudan.

A growing student movement is taking the company to task for its record on human rights around the globe.

Blogs

Students and workers stand up in the face of Renaissance Hotel’s horrific labor practices.

April 7, 2014

Rejecting standardized tests, teachers are waging civil disobedience in the classroom.

April 7, 2014

Students plan a city-wide school walkout to urge Governor Patrick to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure construction in Massachusetts.

March 25, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014

Tufts University declines to divest and students respond.

March 5, 2014

Until now, most Jewish college students assumed that open dialogue on Israel was a taboo topic in Hillel—Swarthmore debunked that myth.

February 27, 2014

This past weekend, the two highest university bodies on investor action met to formally discuss the possibility of Yale’s divestment from fossil fuels.

February 27, 2014

Students are asking Columbia to disclose sexual assault statistics and make the process easier for survivors.

February 10, 2014

Student activists work to build stronger community networks.

February 3, 2014

The success of DukeOpen’s campaign to pressure the university’s board of trustees to reform guidelines on investment responsibility demonstrates the importance of understanding the system you’re trying to change.

January 25, 2014