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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?

Blogs

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

Intercollegiate rivalry isn't all about the academics anymore. It's also about eco-friendliness, says the Sierra Club.

August 25, 2010

At the urgings of a student pro-life group, UNC now gives students the choice to exclude abortion coverage from their student health insurance plans.

August 17, 2010

 One Canadian university is sending students to help green small rural communities in Alberta.

August 4, 2010

In a society where a bachelor’s degree is the new high school diploma and a master’s degree is the new bachelor’s, the issue of college affordability is a common concern.

July 27, 2010

College students currently spend an average of $900 a year on textbooks—a number that has increased at four times the rate of inflation since 1994.

July 26, 2010

Who’d have thought a celebrated Ivy League medical center would be practicing genital cutting on small children?

June 21, 2010

A coalition of student groups are fighting for free speech and reproductive health services at a Catholic university.

April 8, 2010