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News and Analysis from The Nation on Higher Education
February 17, 2017
When Does Renaming a Building Make Sense?
At Yale, the decision to rename a college named after an outspoken defender of slavery was not taken lightly.
February 7, 2017
What Might Mario Savio Have Said About the Milo Protest at Berkeley?
The 1960s Berkeley Free Speech Movement leader warned that freedom exercised irresponsibly or freedom repressed could “bring disgrace upon our university.”
January 13, 2017
The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
Secretary of Education–nominee Betsy DeVos has fought to “
advance God's Kingdom” by privatizing the public-school system.
January 5, 2017
Letters From the January 30, 2017, Issue
The kids are all right… A people’s party?… Acting, yes, locally… A college education… Popularity contest(ed)…
December 22, 2016
Bob Stoops and the Geyser Cesspool of College Football
The 2014 video of Oklahoma University player Joe Mixon breaking the jaw of a female student is exposing, yet again, the rot of college football.
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December 19, 2016
The ‘Brutal Solidarity’ of the Minnesota Gophers
The team called off its Holiday Bowl boycott, but the rally to defend 10 teammates accused of sexual assault has left a stench on campus and beyond.
December 16, 2016
In the Wake of Trump, a Black-Student Groundswell
We know, from our history and social-studies and literature classes, the value of peaceful protest and civil disobedience.
Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation
December 13, 2016
Trumpism Poses the Most Dire Threat to Academic Freedom in Recent Memory
A shadowy new Professor Watchlist has revived the McCarthyite hysteria of the 1950s. We must fight back.
November 4, 2016
New York City Students Tell Westboro Baptist Church That ‘God Loves Jazz’
Students countered a hateful Westboro protest with a spirited, impromptu concert.
October 27, 2016
Harvard Workers Went On Strike and Won—Here’s How They Did It, and How Students Helped
Solidarity statements and op-eds are important, but direct actions are essential.
Collin P. Poirot