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The growing campus campaign to force universities to divest from
corporations doing business with the Sudanese government is having real
impact.

Since the 1970s Republican conservatives have been the dominant
political force on American campuses. But groups like Campus
Progress, better groomed and better organized than their
predecessors, are pushing back.

Negative media coverage has succeeded in undermining support among
prominent conservatives for a UCLA alumni group that paid students to
target and expose left-leaning faculty.

With a new wave of activism against sweatshops sweeping college
campuses, student interest in the morality of their clothing choices
can set a standard for the rest of us.

Student protests against the presence of military recruiters on campus
are on the rise. So are angry--sometimes violent--pushbacks from
conservative students and campus police.

Young Republican activists on campus love George
W. Bush and zealously support the war. But are they willing to fight?
Not really.

As far as I could tell, the only students who remained seated for the
duration of Bill Clinton's keynote address at the Campus Progress
National Student Conference this week were two Nation<

The origins of the Princeton filibuster protest.

Students succeed in making the university pull out of a Chinese oil company funding slaughter in Sudan.

A growing student movement is taking the company to task for its record on human rights around the globe.

Blogs

The environmental activist and self-described “professional bummer-out-er" spoke at Cooper Union's historic Great Hall last night.

February 6, 2013

The campus divestment movement has made its way to NYU, where students and faculty are pressuring the administration to cut its ties with the fossil fuel industry.

December 12, 2012

The general strike that swept Spain on November 14 was a fusion of traditional union efforts and a new breed of radical protest entirely.

December 10, 2012

Author Christian Parenti, in conversation with NYU student Rebecca Nathanson, explains why fossil-fuel divestment campaigns—now gaining popularity on college campuses thanks to Bill McKibben—may be a costly distraction.

December 5, 2012

Student activists are still pushing for a complete withdrawal of a Beijing-backed, "brainwashing" curriculum.

October 8, 2012

The real victory in Quebec may be students realizing their own power in organizing. 

 

September 20, 2012

Tens of thousands of students and their supporters take to the streets in Montreal to protest tuition hikes.

August 24, 2012

Rock the Vote’s Democracy Class could help ensure that young people learn their history, register to vote and make their electoral voice heard as soon as they are eligible.

March 22, 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

A nearly unanimous vote at our greatest public university.

November 28, 2011