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A network of right-wing activists on college and high school campuses are targeting Muslims, Arabs and other Mideast experts, indifferent to the truth or decency of their charges.

The right-wing philanthropist is pushing the phony science of positive psychology to numb Americans into smiley-faced acquiescence to the status quo.

Forget about raising money for actual teaching or research. Institutions of higher learning would rather troll for money for their sports teams.

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger's combative remarks tarnish an otherwise illuminating event.

Our mission is to take feckless teenagers like you and turn them into full-fledged debtors.

The Congressional overhaul of federal student aid is a good first step, but true reform of the system will require an effort on the scale of the GI Bill.

Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights doesn't officially favor the war in Iraq, so why is it helping Gen. David Petraeus devise a counter-insurgency doctrine?

When Wilton High School censored a student play about the Iraq war, the cast went to the Public.

Corrupt college administrators have sold out students and buried them in a mountain of debt.

The educational odysseys of Hunter College's foreign-born graduates disprove the lies spread by anti-immigrant politicians.

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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

Activists say the Obama Administration’s “It’s On Us” campaign falls short of what’s needed to end campus sexual assault.

September 24, 2014