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Higher Education news and analysis from The Nation
May 16, 2017
Why I Turned My Back on Betsy DeVos During Graduation
I would change nothing. I began at my university to learn, and I now depart it to serve.
May 9, 2017
The Higher-Education Crisis Is a Labor Crisis
A unionization drive at Vanderbilt University shows how austerity in higher education is hurting educators and students.
May 8, 2017
Campus Admin Ignored Students’ Demands for Black Visibility. So They Took Over Their Building.
The Afrikan/Black Student Alliance of the University of California, Santa Cruz, camped out for three days until the school met its demands.
May 4, 2017
After I Graduate, How Likely Will It Be That I Follow My Dreams? Not Very.
With massive debt loads and scant institutional support, college is not set up for first-generation, low-income students to succeed.
May 1, 2017
The Chilling of Middle Eastern Studies
Whether or not Trump’s Muslim ban comes to fruition, the rhetoric around the ban is having widespread consequences on academic exploration at exactly the time it’s needed most.
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April 27, 2017
Professors and University Staff Call For Campuses to Shut Down on May Day
Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are asking the university community to take action in solidarity with A Day Without Immigrants.
April 14, 2017
Reclaiming Public Goods Under Trump
The Roosevelt Institute is launching the Re:Public Project to fight privatization.
April 13, 2017
How Students Made an Off-Campus Protest a Movement
The Tampa LGBTQ Community’s Wall of Love went from a small group of protesters to a flood of hundreds drowning out hate—thanks in large part to students.
April 12, 2017
Central European University Under Attack
In Victor Orbán’s Hungary, illiberal politics cannot tolerate liberal minds.
April 6, 2017
Teach-Ins Helped Galvanize Student Activism in the 1960s. They Can Do So Again Today.
Then as now, the origin of a national political movement was in the initially obscure actions of ordinary individuals.