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September 21, 2021
As the Pandemic Continues, College Students Return to a Different Campus
Young people from across the country weigh in on how Covid is impacting their college experience.
September 20, 2021
Fighting Inequality After Occupy Wall Street
Policies to address America’s enormous wealth disparities are now on the political map in a way they weren’t before Occupy Wall Street.
September 14, 2021
How Students Pressured Harvard to Divest From Fossil Fuels– and Won
Climate activists at other institutions can learn from Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard after their victory at the world’s richest university.
August 27, 2021
Joe Biden Can Cancel Your Student Loan Debt
Legal experts, the Senate majority leader, and borrowers all agree that the president has the authority to cancel student loan debt. Why doesn’t Nancy Pelosi?
August 4, 2021
A Quick Reminder That Mandating Vaccines Is Totally Constitutional
No, the Bill of Rights does not block vaccine mandates. Neither does HIPAA. Just ask the three Republican judges who ruled that Indiana University can require students to be vaccinated.
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August 2, 2021
Graduate Workers at UT Austin Are Undervalued, Underpaid, and Demanding Answers
After a year of precarious pandemic protocols, the health of grad workers is now at risk.
July 13, 2021
Brandon Taylor’s Potlucks and Parties
In his new collection of short stories, the Booker-Prize nominated novelist explores the desires and discontents of people living in small university towns.
June 29, 2021
How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor
Covid-19 has made medical schools more competitive, while also giving students less training.
June 25, 2021
Building the Prison-to-College Pipeline
Securing a college education for the formerly incarcerated can break intergenerational cycles of poverty and crime.
David L. Kirp
June 22, 2021
Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid
Citing the pandemic, administrators are pushing cuts—despite receiving millions in federal relief funds.