Higher Education

House Campus Antisemitism Hearing

Inside the Latest Congressional Hearing on Campus Antisemitism Inside the Latest Congressional Hearing on Campus Antisemitism

Students for Justice in Palestine called the hearing “a manufactured attack on higher education” as Republicans criticized universities for negotiating with protesters.

May 24, 2024 / StudentNation / Owen Dahlkamp

Members of UAW 4811 join protesters at the University of California, Santa Cruz, campus on May 20, 2024.

The Next Front in Palestine Solidarity: Worker Strikes The Next Front in Palestine Solidarity: Worker Strikes

The symbiotic relationship between universities and the military puts higher education workers in a position of significant structural power.

May 23, 2024 / Jonathan Rosenblum

Pro-Palestinian protesters at the top of Janss Steps while others held a press conference at the bottom of the steps on the UCLA campus on May 1, 2024.

What Does Anti-Arab Racism on Campus Have to Do With the War on Gaza? What Does Anti-Arab Racism on Campus Have to Do With the War on Gaza?

Members of UCLA’s Task Force on Anti-Palestinian, Anti-Muslim, and Anti-Arab Racism describe the deep roots of the violence against those who support Palestinian rights.

May 23, 2024 / Sherene Razack, Gaye Theresa Johnson, Robin D.G. Kelley, Shannon Speed, Saree Makdisi, and Ali Behdad

Graduation

Graduation Graduation

Students learn how the system works.

May 23, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

A pro-Palestinian protest of Harvard students and their supporters ends on the lawn behind Klarman Hall, at Harvard Business School, after starting in the Old Yard by Massachusetts Hall.

The Students Protesting the War in Gaza Are Continuing a Proud Tradition The Students Protesting the War in Gaza Are Continuing a Proud Tradition

One thing is guaranteed: The commitment of this generation of student activists will reverberate through the progressive movement for years to come.

May 21, 2024 / William D. Hartung

Protesters outside a New College of Florida Board of Trustees meeting last year

Inside New College of Florida’s Counter-Commencement Inside New College of Florida’s Counter-Commencement

As Ron DeSantis and Chris Rufo plunge ahead with the school’s transformation into a right-wing clown college, the students have become the adults in the room. 

May 21, 2024 / Jeb Lund

Students holding Palestinian flags and signs walk out of the UMass Amherst commencement ceremony in protest on May 18, 2024, as Chancellor Javier Reyes takes the stage to speak.

The Threat of Democracy on Campus at UMass The Threat of Democracy on Campus at UMass

The real danger posed by the Gaza solidarity encampments is their attack on unfettered autocratic governance by university administrations and wealthy benefactors.

May 21, 2024 / Kevin Young

Joe Biden in academic regalia, in front of a crowd of university faculty and staff, giving the commencement address at Morehouse College.

Biden Fared Well at Morehouse. So You Didn’t Hear About It. Biden Fared Well at Morehouse. So You Didn’t Hear About It.

Biden’s speech wasn’t groundbreaking. But he did not take these talented 20-somethings for granted.

May 20, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Campus police at Yale University

How Yale University Surveils Pro-Palestine Students How Yale University Surveils Pro-Palestine Students

Documents reveal a pattern of targeted monitoring: administrator presence at rallies, police surveillance of social media, and coordination between campus, local, and state police...

May 20, 2024 / StudentNation / Theia Chatelle

Drawing the 1968 Columbia Protests

Drawing the 1968 Columbia Protests Drawing the 1968 Columbia Protests

I sketched the student protests at Columbia University nearly 60 years ago. Here is what I saw.

May 17, 2024 / OppArt / Burton Silverman

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