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In America today, people owe more on their student loans than they do on their credit cards. But there’s a simple and elegant way to end this travesty.

Columbia Prison Divest members

As of  last year, the university had $8 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America, as well as shares in other private security firms.

A Nation investigation reveals how a group of hedge funders are about to get exactly what they paid for.

NYU graduate student protest

Rank-and-file organizing pays dividends for the nation’s only private graduate student union.

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that.

Virgil, with a volume of the Aeneid, flanked by Clio (left) and Melpomene

Is the revival of a dead language breathing new life into the humanities?

Illustration by Doug Chayka

How evangelicals are taking advantage of publicly funded spaces.

Graduation

The president’s plan to make two years of community college free for some students could solve some of higher education’s most intractable problems.

Blogs

Another victim of Emma Sulkowicz’s alleged rapist has come forward, with a message for everyone who has doubted the mattress-carrying activist. 

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015

What are Nation interns reading the week of 5/8/15?

May 8, 2015

Following the NYU and UConn victories, graduates at Yale and other universities are demanding recognition as workers.

May 6, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/4/15?

May 4, 2015

A coalition including Coalition for America's Future, Daily Kos, Student Debt, and The Nation delivered a petition to Elizabeth Warren calling for the cancelation of all student debt. 

May 4, 2015

In Baltimore and beyond, a generational uprising.

May 1, 2015

"People who were cheated and people who have been buried in debt just keep on paying and the government keeps on collecting,” the Senator said Monday at a forum on student loans.

April 28, 2015