Education

Swarthmore Residents Assistants Union

Despite Bargaining Slowdowns, RA Unions Are Still Booming Despite Bargaining Slowdowns, RA Unions Are Still Booming

As college costs continue to increase, undergraduate Residential Assistants are organizing for better pay and working conditions.

Jul 10, 2024 / StudentNation / Lucy Tobier

Women Scientists

Women Scientists Women Scientists

Lise Meitner (1878–1968), Austrian physicist. Nettie Stevens (1861–1912), American geneticist. Ángela Ruiz Robles (1895–1975), Spanish teacher, writer, pioneer and inventor. Mary A...

Jul 9, 2024 / OppArt / Adriana Mosquera Soto

PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel speaks onstage during the 2023 PEN America Literary Gala at American Museum of Natural History on May 18, 2023, in New York City.

There Is No Universal Free Speech There Is No Universal Free Speech

PEN America hides behind the false universalism of free speech, but institutions always choose whom to protect.

Jul 5, 2024 / Comment / P.E. Moskowitz

Kids eating school lunch

Thanks to These Activists, in New Mexico Schools There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch Thanks to These Activists, in New Mexico Schools There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

Universal free school meals are a popular and effective way to help kids remain engaged in learning and boost local agriculture. Why does it take such a fight to make them policy?...

Jun 26, 2024 / Nora De La Cour

Hundreds of graduates walked out of the 2024 Commencement in Harvard Yard to call attention to the plight of Palestinians

It’s Time for Progressives to Recommit to Academic Freedom It’s Time for Progressives to Recommit to Academic Freedom

The same justifications we’ve used to restrict conservative speech are being used to silence us on Palestine. We need a different approach.

Jun 25, 2024 / Tascha Shahriari-Parsa

I’ve Just Been Canceled For Talking about America’s Israel/Palestine Policy!

I’ve Just Been Canceled For Talking about America’s Israel/Palestine Policy! I’ve Just Been Canceled For Talking about America’s Israel/Palestine Policy!

This kind of penny-ante bullying reveals the intellectual bankruptcy of the pro-Israel cause.

Jun 21, 2024 / Jeet Heer

A press conference by the Congressional Equality Caucus in 2023.

As the NCAA Debates New Rules, Trans Athletes Are Left Out of the Conversation As the NCAA Debates New Rules, Trans Athletes Are Left Out of the Conversation

At least 24 states have restricted transgender athletes’ participation in sports, and these policymaking decisions often lack input from those most affected.

Jun 20, 2024 / StudentNation / Liam Beran

University of the Arts

Students and Staff Grapple With the Sudden Closure of University of the Arts Students and Staff Grapple With the Sudden Closure of University of the Arts

Administrators announced the closure with little warning on May 31. “It was like a slap in the face or a punch in the gut. It just didn’t feel real.”

Jun 18, 2024 / StudentNation / Lucy Tobier

Why

Why "Fund Students, Not Systems" Is a Recipe for Disaster Why "Fund Students, Not Systems" Is a Recipe for Disaster

When the "Race to the Top" becomes winner take all, students are the big losers. And as the stakes grow higher and higher, public education falls further behind.

Jun 18, 2024 / Feature / Jennifer C. Berkshire and Jack Schneider

LAPD officers leave the University of Southern California after clearing an encampment on May 5, 2024.

The Liberal Police State: How Democrats Are Playing Into GOP Hands The Liberal Police State: How Democrats Are Playing Into GOP Hands

Applying the tactics of counterinsurgency warfare to peaceful domestic protest risks blurring the line between Trump and his opponents.

Jun 14, 2024 / Sandy Tolan

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