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Chilean students are no longer willing to accept mountains of debt to gain an education, and they have taken over campuses to fight for greater access to the country's universities.

When undocumented immigrants like Jose Antonio Vargas "come out," it changes the debate over immigration—but at considerable personal risk.

When the UK government passed legislation that may effectively triple the cost of higher education in the UK last week, "It felt like the relationship between state and citizen had totally broken down, like there was no order left."

"It's fair to smash up someone's future but not to smash up someone's lobby," says UK journalist Laurie Penny of the student protests in London last week.

Massive layoffs, reductions in class offerings and downsizing of graduate programs spurred protests at dozens of universities on March 4. What's next for the student movement?

The Nation asked leading youth organizers to suggest specific ways the Obama administration could help them mobilize the most diverse and socially progressive generation.

The country's oldest student association has its eyes on the prize--student aid reform.

One year after young voters and organizers helped propel President Obama to victory, are "Obama's youth" still active?

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While most American students took the long weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving, education cut protests in the UK rolled on.

November 29, 2010

"This is scary but not as scary as what's happening to our future."

November 11, 2010

Students discover the healing powers of music in Canada's poorest neighourbood

October 26, 2010

Debates about bonuses, endowments, and financial aid is not one of numbers and budgets—but of values.

October 19, 2010

This month, young Democrats across the country are working tirelessly to engage youth voters and close the enthusiasm gap.

October 7, 2010

In a campus chalking campaign Monday, students fight against LGBT suicides

October 4, 2010

Highlights from a panel from the US Social Forum on the politics of the contemporary American student Left.

September 17, 2010

Senators decide next week if hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people will get a path to citizenship. Student activists are mobilizing to convince them to say yes.

September 16, 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