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March 16, 2021
Protecting Pro-Palestine Activists Can Feel Almost Impossible—but These Students Succeeded
When a lawyer tried to force UCLA’s Students for Justice in Palestine to publicize the names of their speakers at a 2018 conference, the students fought back. And won.
March 9, 2021
Harvard’s History of Inscrutable Tenure Denials
Cornel West is only the latest scholar of color the ultra-elite institution has failed to hold on to.
February 19, 2021
What Joe Biden Gets Totally Wrong About Student Debt
The president’s resistance to canceling $50,000 in student debt is not about law or policy but about craven, misguided politics.
February 1, 2021
My Students Are Struggling. You’ll Never Guess Why.
Final exams tend to lose their significance during global chaos.
January 29, 2021
Why I Joined the Jubilee 100 Student Debt Strike
I strike not only for myself and my children but for all Black women and their children weighed down by predatory, unjust debts.
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January 26, 2021
Student Organizing May Never Be the Same Again
Covid-19 has upended some of the most essential tactics for student organizers. That might be a good thing.
January 18, 2021
Bye, Betsy — and Good Riddance
DeVos leaves behind a trail of cruelties for the Biden administration to correct. Addressing student debt and Title IX changes would be a start.
December 31, 2020
Give the Students a Round of Applause
It's been a… tumultuous school year. But that didn’t stop young people from fighting for change.
December 22, 2020
You Can Refuse to Work for Fossil Fuel Companies—These Law Students Show How
“We should all disagree with a business model that condemns future generations to disaster and displacement.”
December 21, 2020
Why CUNY Faculty and Staff May Go on Strike
Breakneck speedups are forcing its workers to do more with less than ever before.