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A college degree shouldn't have to seem out of reach for American Indian young people—and they shouldn't have to compromise their cultural heritage in the process, either.

When we willingly donate parts of our bodies to science, who should profit?

Massive layoffs, reductions in class offerings and downsizing of graduate programs spurred protests at dozens of universities on March 4. What's next for the student movement?

Largely overshadowed by Healthcare's passage, student loan reform promises big changes to the current bank-based lending system. This week, The Breakdown with Christopher Hayes and education Policy Analyst Ben Miller, dissect these changes and explain how they will effect college students, past, present and future.

As the UC Berkeley Student Senate votes to divest from two companies that profit from Israel's occupation of Palestine, the noted philosopher reminds us of what's at stake.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan can moralize all he wants about the "educational mission" of the NCAA schools playing in March Madness--but no one is watching to learn about players' majors.

Holding the budget hostage while state unemployment tops 12 percent, California growers and their political allies have slashed funding for schools and social services. The March for California's Future is challenging the stranglehold that big agriculture exerts over the state.

University of Texas football coach Mack Brown is getting a $2 million bonus while the rest of campus is tightening its belt.

Lenders claim that cutting their federal subsidies in order to give grants to students would put tens of thousands out of work--but the numbers just don't add up.

Are universities the last hope for a home for quality journalism?

Blogs

The Daily Targum weighs in on Bridgegate.

January 23, 2014

College students are graduating with the highest average student loan debt ever on record.

December 30, 2013

NYU becomes the only private university with unionized teaching assistants.

December 12, 2013

Professors just don’t get why graduate students deserve labor unions, revealing a dangerous myopia about how academia works in the age of austerity.

December 4, 2013

University leaders and government officials are collaborating on drone research, provoking troubling questions about privacy, academic independence and economic profit. 

December 4, 2013

Despite widespread student organizing, university presidents are still reluctant to divest from fossil fuels. 

December 4, 2013

Fighting for their future in a poor country where corruption has marred development since the fall of the Soviet Union, students at Bulgaria's Sofia University have taken hold of what little is theirs: their classrooms.

November 15, 2013

If the Barnard administration takes the idea that adult women should have control over their bodies seriously, then students and RAs should be able to decide for themselves how often guests can stay over. 

November 6, 2013

Civility that comes at the expense of further marginalizing the subjugated is not only worthless, but also criminally dishonest.

November 4, 2013

Preventing New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly from speaking on campus exacerbated the problem it aimed to solve.

November 4, 2013