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The war rages on to win hearts and minds on colleges campuses.

A once-sleepy population of artists and their fans has emerged as a loud and active proponent of political change.

Music for America (MfA), a nonprofit group working to get out the youth vote in the hope of unseating George W.

Iran's elections, scheduled for February 20, have provoked the gravest political crisis in that country in twenty years.

It started with Congress, which in 1998 voted to deny federal financial
aid to students with minor drug convictions like marijuana possession.
Now the use of financial aid as an incentive to cu

Once they snubbed "Republicrats"; now they're set to oust Bush by any
means.

The Iranian student demonstrations that began on June 10 initially
protested plans to privatize Teheran University and to raise tuition.
They quickly became a forum for criticizing the repressi

Progressive journals are key in creating a movement, but they lack support.

On its anniversary, two of its authors assess its relevance for today.

Blogs

Students and workers stand up in the face of Renaissance Hotel’s horrific labor practices.

April 7, 2014

Rejecting standardized tests, teachers are waging civil disobedience in the classroom.

April 7, 2014

Students plan a city-wide school walkout to urge Governor Patrick to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure construction in Massachusetts.

March 25, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014

Tufts University declines to divest and students respond.

March 5, 2014

Until now, most Jewish college students assumed that open dialogue on Israel was a taboo topic in Hillel—Swarthmore debunked that myth.

February 27, 2014

This past weekend, the two highest university bodies on investor action met to formally discuss the possibility of Yale’s divestment from fossil fuels.

February 27, 2014

Students are asking Columbia to disclose sexual assault statistics and make the process easier for survivors.

February 10, 2014

Student activists work to build stronger community networks.

February 3, 2014

The success of DukeOpen’s campaign to pressure the university’s board of trustees to reform guidelines on investment responsibility demonstrates the importance of understanding the system you’re trying to change.

January 25, 2014