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A new generation of student activists is flexing its muscles, rolling
back employment rules in France, demanding education reform in Chile
and fighting for immigrant rights in the US.

The University of California has thrown its weight behind an
antisweatshop initiative on campus logowear, proof that conscientious
consumers can humanize the forces of global capitalism.

The new generation of academics and scholars is challenged to join, elevate and improve the national conversation, and persuade the public to come back to politics.

The prosecution of an 8-year-old in New York for wrongful homicide in a school bus accident invokes the "wild child" hysteria of the Central Park jogger case.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the ACLU are challenging a draconian Education Department rule that blocks student drug offenders from receiving federal aid.

Confronting the forces of war, genocide and lawlessness begins with the
belief that individual citizens have the power--and the
responsibility--to focus our government's mind, change its priorities
and save lives.

If you can lie about science and get away with it, you can lie about anything. That's why we must say no to ideological zealots who are waging war against science and against democracy itself.

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

The recent furor over a scholarly article suggesting that the "Israel lobby" drives US Mideast policy presents an opportunity for vigorous open debate on a volatile subject.

Young rebels in France are fighting not for change but for the same rights their parents tried to secure during the 1968 student revolution.

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In spite of student support for a boycott of a brand of hummus made by a company students argue is complicit in human rights abuses, DePaul University's Fair Business Practices Committee (FBPC) concluded there wasn't "sufficient grounds" for a boycott.

May 23, 2011

Several thousand people turned out this weekend in Michigan as part of an effort to recall the state's controversial governor.

May 23, 2011

Enrollment at for-profit colleges has surged dramatically in past years. But these institutions often lack accreditation and have dismal records of job placement--and the cost of attendance isn't cheap.

May 17, 2011

Colleges and universities collect data about current and prospective students to understand how to target the students who would be the most successful at their institutions. Wouldn't is be helpful to students to have access to this data?

 

May 17, 2011

A University of Pennsylvania student describes the pressure to begin alumni donations—even before he's picked up his diploma.

May 10, 2011

The governor who has led te fight to bust unions and cut public services now steps up as the pointman for privatization of education -- and his own political ambitions.

May 9, 2011

Stumbling further into the quagmire of a national public relations disaster, drastic new measures by the Tucson Unified School District officials have turned the “manufactured crisis” over the Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies Program into a troubling moral crisis for the city—and the country.

May 3, 2011

Three printing companies have refused to publish the spring edition of an LGBT magazine at Kent State University, citing concerns over its images and language.

April 28, 2011

The year was 1986. Yale University President Bart Giamatti was on his way back to his office from a birthday lunch when he stumbled upon Mike Morand, a student leader of the anti-apartheid movement on campus.

April 22, 2011

The bill allows for undocumented students to receive in-state tuition in public universities in the state.

April 21, 2011