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In the latest push to privatize public education, regents at the University of California have raised tuition by 32 percent.

The country's oldest student association has its eyes on the prize--student aid reform.

Phoenix has allegedly broken the law by tying recruiters' pay to enrollment numbers, creating pressure to sign up unqualified students.

A monthlong investigation finds plenty of fire to go with the smoke surrounding the university's incredibly vague conflict-of-interest policies.

Shrouded in secrecy, "intelligence officer training" conflicts with universities' commitment to openness and free inquiry.

Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed budget cuts would be an unmitigated disaster for California's public universities.

In a slipping economy, the debt burden for students is crippling. Obama's modest but elegant plan is a step in the right direction.

As the cost of college hits the stratosphere, students are organizing to bring it down to earth.

As university budgets dwindle, adjunct professors around the country are looking to unionize in a desperate effort to protect their jobs.

The credit crunch is hitting students hard, but is government aid going to shareholders and CEOs instead of the borrowers who need it most?

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Debates about bonuses, endowments, and financial aid is not one of numbers and budgets—but of values.

October 19, 2010

Five undocumented immigrants joined the freshman class at the University of Pennsylvania this year.

October 18, 2010

Georgia's decision to ban undocumented students from top state schools is part of a larger assault on Plyler vs. Doe, the decision that established the right to K-12 education for all children regardless of immigration status.

October 18, 2010

In his unrelenting online attacks on the University of Michigan's first openly gay president, assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell feeds America's culture of violent homophobia.

October 5, 2010

In a campus chalking campaign Monday, students fight against LGBT suicides

October 4, 2010

Students and locals should do lots of service, study urban planning, but we should stand by the community when it disagrees with the institutional powers that be.

September 27, 2010

More students coming out than ever before solidifies Penn’s gay-friendly reputation

September 27, 2010

With companies' increased focus on diversity, being LGBT can be an asset.

September 21, 2010

Highlights from a panel from the US Social Forum on the politics of the contemporary American student Left.

September 17, 2010