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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?

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.

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The Tennessee governor's budget will subsidize students' college tuition with cuts to college workers' benefits.

March 6, 2015

The new documentary The Hunting Ground is a reminder that the campus rape crisis is real.

February 25, 2015

Forget about the Republican “war on science,” this presidential contender’s got a problem with universities focusing on public service and veracity.

February 4, 2015

Obama's initiative is a step forward, but community colleges and the students they teach need much more: an end to the disinvestment of our public education system.

January 12, 2015

Ohio State and Oregon will play for the college football title, with little regard for the effect on their academic mission.

January 12, 2015

At the University of Oregon, campus organizing took on a new meaning when graduate workers went on the picket line.

December 12, 2014

At a Senate hearing, Kirsten Gillibrand says that “survivors have lost trust in law enforcement”—but can they trust their colleges either?

December 10, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

Does higher education in America offer young women a ticket to the middle class—or entrench class divisions that are only getting wider?

October 15, 2014

Taken literally, California’s new law mandating an affirmative consent standard on college campuses could redefine a lot of consensual sex as rape. Should we be worried?

September 29, 2014