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Higher Education news and analysis from The Nation

  • December 24, 2003

    Class Warfare

    Labor studies programs are under attack by a well-financed right-wing campaign.

    David Bacon

  • October 23, 2003

    No-Brainer

    Devising a fair federal policy for higher education would not be hard.

    David L. Kirp

  • October 16, 2003

    You Protest, You Pay

    It started with Congress, which in 1998 voted to deny federal financial aid to students with minor drug convictions like marijuana possession. Now the use of financial aid as an incentive to cu

    Jamie Pietras

  • September 25, 2003

    Educating for Privilege

    As a law school dean, I was much taken with a statement from Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's landmark opinion in the University of Michigan case: "Law schools represent the training ground for a

    Gene Nichol

  • September 22, 2003

    Yale Workers Win

    Late last week, Yale clerical and maintenance workers who had been striking for three weeks won a contract that will transform the standard of living of clerical workers at the university, as wel

    Kim Phillips-Fein

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  • August 14, 2003

    The American Prosperity Myth

    The economy's vital signs spell trouble.

    Will Hutton

  • July 2, 2003

    Benjamin Mays

    Benjamin Elijah Mays--devout Christian minister, uncompromising advocate for justice, career educator and longtime president of Morehouse College in Atlanta--was called the "Schoolmaster of the

    Roger Wilkins

  • May 1, 2003

    Axing Higher Ed

    One of the many casualties of our national obsession with the war on Iraq is the emerging crisis of America's public colleges and universities.

    Stanley Aronowitz


  • February 6, 2003

    Partying on the Right

    We all had our youthful indiscretions that haunt or amuse us for the rest of our lives. Mine was conservatism.

    Doug Henwood