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Campus

Virtually everyone agrees the system is broken. But while some feminists want colleges to deliver justice, others argue it’s just not their job. Who is right?

Graduates

Stories about Millennials’ character flaws aren’t just wrong; they’re cover for the real perpetrators of crimes against the future.

UCSB shooting

Our communities are bearing the brunt of gun violence while corporate executives reap the financial rewards.

Columbia University

The fate of Carole Vance and Kim Hopper should worry everyone who wants academics to play a larger role in public debates.

Drought

Why university presidents Drew Gilpin Faust and Christina Paxson were wrong to reject calls to divest from fossil fuel companies.

The American Studies Association resolution has punctured a longstanding silence.

Contrary to what Goldberg has written, I believe that the only version of BDS that can be defended is one that is compatible with principles of academic freedom.

Roosevelt Island

Community members are concerned about Cornell’s partnership with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, whose research and development help sustain Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Columbia University

Where are their voices on the major issues of the day?

California has gutted the budget for what was once a shining example of public higher education, leaving students saddled with more debt and fewer options. 

Blogs

A response to Harvard President Drew Faust by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, now studying at Harvard Divinity School, on fossil-fuel divestment.

October 4, 2013

The Grinnell College Young Innovator Prize offers a $100,000 prize annually to activists under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in the field of social justice.

September 23, 2013

In the death of a pauperized 83-year-old adjunct professor, a lesson on the long-term consequences of the making of an intellectual proletariat.

September 20, 2013

The first in our series of dispatches from the trenches of the intellectual proletariat.

September 6, 2013

As opportunities for becoming a college professor retreat, teaching college becomes the province of a proleterariat—and of a class of “gentleman scholars.”

August 21, 2013

States around the country are eager to adopt Oregon’s “Pay It Forward” tuition plan, but organizers warn that it may not be the best fit for every university system.

August 16, 2013

With its ever-expanding roster of campuses around the world, NYU is leading the way toward the corporatization of higher education. 

August 15, 2013

A bipartisan compromise nearly guarantees that rates will rise above current levels in a matter of years. 

July 22, 2013

In Mississippi, 54 percent of students have college loan debt and, on average, graduate with about $24,000 in student loans.

July 12, 2013

By insisting that interns register the internship with their college, publications conveniently skirt legal responsibility to provide monetary compensation.

June 28, 2013