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Rummaging through Yale University's library shelves in early 2001 to prepare a talk on news media and genocide, I came across a study of nineteenth-century Colorado newspapers by Ward Churchill.

A few weeks ago, if you recall, Britain's Prince Harry was having himself a high old time at a Colonials and Natives party to which he came costumed as a Nazi officer.

As the saying goes, behind every successful woman is a man who is surprised. Harvard president Larry Summers apparently is that man.

When it comes to left and right, meaning the contrapuntal voices of sanity and dementia, we're meant to keep two sets of books.

There I was, in the basement of the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, enjoying a private tour of the place.

The New School University is one of Manhattan's most storied progressive institutions. But don't tell that to the people who work there.

Labor studies programs are under attack by a well-financed right-wing campaign.

Devising a fair federal policy for higher education would not be hard.

Blogs

ROTC memo prohibiting cadets from using WikiLeaks cables for course assignments could impact Stanford's decision on whether to allow ROTC to return to campus.

January 27, 2011

Service is one thing, and activism—particularly in opposition to university policy—is another.

January 6, 2011

Press coverage of a young man thrown out of his wheelchair during the UK student protests suggests that "real" disabled people are not whole human beings.

December 19, 2010

 A recap of the protest that brought 60,000 students out against unprecedented tuition hikes.

December 15, 2010

Last week, 60,000 students went on strike in Canada's Quebec province, in protest of the coming tuition hikes.

December 15, 2010

The supposed heart of British democracy has become a searing wound of rage and retribution.

December 10, 2010

As a DREAM Act vote nears in the Senate, all eyes are on the shrinking group of Senators who might still change their minds.

December 7, 2010

Britain's students take to the streets, determined not to get fooled again.

December 1, 2010

Take a protest, toss in hundreds of police officers with riot shields, then block the protesters into an area of open space with no toilets, food or shelter, for hours. If anyone tries to leave, yell at them and hit them with sticks.

November 30, 2010

While most American students took the long weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving, education cut protests in the UK rolled on.

November 29, 2010