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University of North Carolina

What began as isolated ideological attacks is looking more and more like a wholesale gutting of the state’s public colleges.

Graduation

Does this really sound like an education to you or does it sound more like a Ponzi scheme?

Like other struggling schools, the University of Arizona is raising out-of-state tuition—and courting the affluent students who can afford to pay it.

Baltimore Girl

Rather than promoting mobility, the broken college financing system is ensuring that inequality gets passed down from one generation to the next.

Monique Canto-Sperber

Leading intellectuals are outraged that Monique Canto-Sperber, who famously quashed two events sponsored by Israel critics, is being given the stage to discuss “freedom of speech.”

Why are campus administrators invoking civility to silence critical speech?

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.

NYU graduate student protest

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

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

An idea that didn't formall exist six weeks ago is picking up a lot of steam.

May 27, 2015

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

May 19, 2015

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

May 6, 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

NYU students have some questions for university's next president. 

April 15, 2015

Rolling Stone made a litany of reporting errors, but it's their source who will pay the price.

April 6, 2015

Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.

March 30, 2015

Yale's historic new building project draws attention to the college's bidding process. 

March 24, 2015

The UAE welcomes NYU’s culture cachet—but not academics seeking to expose exploitaitve labor conditions.

March 23, 2015

To draw attention to the magnitude of the student debt crisis, we’re doing something dramatic.

March 20, 2015