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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

While lawmakers have dropped the ball on passing a student loan fix, there are a few basic ways government can still help student borrowers. 

June 28, 2013

At the top liberal colleges and universities, commencement speakers are usually liberals. So what?

June 14, 2013

For many students, college is synonymous with debt and financial stress—and it shouldn’t have to be.

June 13, 2013

The issue of student debt is not just a young person’s problem—it’s everyone’s problem.

June 13, 2013

As immigration reform approaches and the semester ends, students hit the streets for racial and reproductive justice.

June 7, 2013

Their crime: "failing to follow college officials' instructions" about protesting.

May 31, 2013

The Heritage Foundation wouldn't stand behind it.

May 11, 2013

Pictures and quotes from the May 8 rally to keep Cooper Union tuition-free.

May 10, 2013

In a case of shaking-the-hand-that-slaps you, the Pennsylvania state school will host the Tea Party governor for its May 18 commencement. To whose benefit?

May 9, 2013

This week, students and staff will walk out of class and off the job in support of a comprehensive set of demands for worker rights and economic equity.

April 8, 2013