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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?

Blogs

Santorum has a chance in Ohio because he appeals more to working-class voters than Romney. But his blue-collar roots are a myth. 

March 5, 2012

A Harper's journalist recently went undercover as a University of Phoenix student. What he found was an "education" that was anything but--and a prime example of how the 1 percent are profiting off the less fortunate. 

February 16, 2012

Occupy Princeton students mic-check a JP Morgan-Chase Treasury Services info session on December 7, 2011. The first direct action taken up by Occupy Princeton—they promise “more to come.”

December 8, 2011

A nearly unanimous vote at our greatest public university.

November 28, 2011

Most recent graduates are entering the “real world” only to find a pathetic job market coupled with a national average of $24,000 in student debt.

June 22, 2011

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.

June 3, 2011

Students in this West African nation are supporting their teacher's demands that the government increase their wage and reduce the class size. Demonstrations have spread across the country in response to unemployment, the rising cost of living, inadequate delivery of services and state repression under a president who has been in power for 24 years.

May 23, 2011

In spite of student support for a boycott of a brand of hummus made by a company students argue is complicit in human rights abuses, DePaul University's Fair Business Practices Committee (FBPC) concluded there wasn't "sufficient grounds" for a boycott.

May 23, 2011

Colleges and universities collect data about current and prospective students to understand how to target the students who would be the most successful at their institutions. Wouldn't is be helpful to students to have access to this data?

 

May 17, 2011

A University of Pennsylvania student describes the pressure to begin alumni donations—even before he's picked up his diploma.

May 10, 2011