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April 12, 2022
The Student Debt Crisis? It’s Infinitely Worse for Black Women.
Black women sit at the intersection of racism and misogyny, so it’s not surprising they have the highest loan burden. But the scope of the disparity is shocking.
April 8, 2022
We Can’t Wait for Our Institutions to Take Action on Climate Change
This year, the Penn State community has a golden opportunity to choose a new direction for its university.
Nora Van Horn
April 7, 2022
Do Campus Crime Alerts Keep Students Safe?
notifications were designed to provide community members with important information during an emergency, but there are unintended consequences.
April 6, 2022
The Smearing of Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Haunt Democrats
Republicans used her confirmation hearing to mainstream the notion that Democrats protect pedophiles—a sexual panic strategy aimed at the November midterms and beyond.
April 1, 2022
Military Personnel Searched Students at a California High School
Black students reportedly told their parents when they went home that day that they were singled out for particularly intrusive searches and interrogations.
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March 31, 2022
Ginni Thomas, the Supreme Court, and Abolishing Student Debt
On this week’s podcast, Joan Walsh on January 6 and Astra Taylor on April 4.
Start Making Sense
March 30, 2022
Across the Country, Faculty Fight to Defend Academic Freedom
Displaying an unprecedented solidarity, the academic community is mobilizing to confront an existential assault on its professional work and values.
March 30, 2022
How the Student Debt Crisis Hurts Women
With the payment moratorium for student loans expiring on May 1, millions of women will face the possibility of financial ruin.
March 25, 2022
What I Learned About Standardized Testing
My peers and I spent years studying for the Standardized High School Admissions Test in NYC. Should that change?
March 24, 2022
A Mirror on Every Wall—and a Microphone Behind Every Mirror
The work of belonging is never done.