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Three years after Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University thrives, due in part to its revamped commitment to community.

Some 200,000 college students won't qualify for loans in September, and millions more will pay higher interest rates. Can they count on Obama to help them out?

A Tennessee student denied a valid high school diploma fights back.

Accusations by right-wing Zionists of anti-Semitism at the University of California, Irvine, are suspect at best.

As Columbia University goes forward with controversial plans to expand into Harlem, alumni mark the fortieth anniversary of explosive student protests.

The politics of tenure at Barnard and beyond.

What do burqas, Osama and fascism have to do with six hours of man-free exercise time at Harvard?

To view education as a profit-making business is to attack the lifelong love of learning.

A principled academic gets ground up in the media hypocrisy machine.

Why is the intellectual agenda of English departments being set by teenagers?

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The Brown Divest Coal Campaign is asking Brown University to divest from any holdings it has in America's fifteen largest coal companies and is hopeful for a “yes” vote on divestment this October.

 

October 18, 2013

A response to Harvard President Drew Faust by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, now studying at Harvard Divinity School, on fossil-fuel divestment.

October 4, 2013

The Grinnell College Young Innovator Prize offers a $100,000 prize annually to activists under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in the field of social justice.

September 23, 2013

In the death of a pauperized 83-year-old adjunct professor, a lesson on the long-term consequences of the making of an intellectual proletariat.

September 20, 2013

The first in our series of dispatches from the trenches of the intellectual proletariat.

September 6, 2013

As opportunities for becoming a college professor retreat, teaching college becomes the province of a proleterariat—and of a class of “gentleman scholars.”

August 21, 2013

States around the country are eager to adopt Oregon’s “Pay It Forward” tuition plan, but organizers warn that it may not be the best fit for every university system.

August 16, 2013

With its ever-expanding roster of campuses around the world, NYU is leading the way toward the corporatization of higher education. 

August 15, 2013

A bipartisan compromise nearly guarantees that rates will rise above current levels in a matter of years. 

July 22, 2013

In Mississippi, 54 percent of students have college loan debt and, on average, graduate with about $24,000 in student loans.

July 12, 2013