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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

 One Canadian university is sending students to help green small rural communities in Alberta.

August 4, 2010

This year’s 14th annual Day of Silence on April 16 brings awareness to the schoolyard harassment of LGBT students.

April 14, 2010

A coalition of student groups are fighting for free speech and reproductive health services at a Catholic university.

April 8, 2010

 On Thursday, I was proud to take part in a student walkout and talk some sports.....

March 4, 2010

Young people urge their Senators to support cutting wasteful subsidies to student loan companies, and to invest at least $40 billion in the Pell grant program.

October 7, 2009

In eleven summits scattered throughout the country, young people will gather to show their support for a "clean, bold, and just energy bill."

October 6, 2009

In eleven summits scattered throughout the country, young people will gather to show their support for a "clean, bold, and just energy bill."

October 6, 2009

The AFL-CIO's recent rally on Wall Street was about more than economic inequality, it was part of an ongoing campaign to attract new young members.

September 30, 2009

Young activists accelerate their campaigns to demand healthcare.

September 15, 2009

Today is the 39th anniversary of the killings of four student antiwar protesters at Kent State University.

May 4, 2009