Higher Education

UC Berkeley

How Can Universities Fix Title IX? By Listening to Survivors. How Can Universities Fix Title IX? By Listening to Survivors.

A student group at the University of California conducted a study of Title IX services, revealing sharp disparities on campus. “We thought if we did a survey then they would have ...

Sep 25, 2023 / Rina Rossi

Youth Mental Health

What Will It Take to Solve the Youth Mental Health Crisis? What Will It Take to Solve the Youth Mental Health Crisis?

Almost 12 percent of high school–age youth experience severe major depression. The root causes of the problem are rarely confronted.

Sep 13, 2023 / Eshaan Mani

Military Academies SCOTUS Affirmative Action Exemption

How the Affirmative Action Exemption for Military Academies Exploits Students of Color How the Affirmative Action Exemption for Military Academies Exploits Students of Color

“Military recruiters will find a way to use this decision to convince young people that they are offering them the best path to a college education.”

Sep 8, 2023 / Aina Marzia and Lajward Zahra

Georgia Knecht, 4, browses a bookshelf at Riverside, California, Main Library.

A Book Is a Book Is a Book—Except When It’s an e-Book A Book Is a Book Is a Book—Except When It’s an e-Book

But corporate mega-publishers want purchasing a book to be like renting a movie or streaming an album.

Aug 30, 2023 / Maria Bustillos

vivek ramaswamy speaks at FOX news republican primary debate

The Limits of Vivek Ramaswamy’s Racist Con Game The Limits of Vivek Ramaswamy’s Racist Con Game

While the emerging GOP star benefits from the right’s version of affirmative action, his ugly response to the Jacksonville shootings shows the cost—and constraints—of his strategy.

Aug 28, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Drew Faust on Growing Up in the ’60s

Drew Faust on Growing Up in the ’60s Drew Faust on Growing Up in the ’60s

A conversation with Harvard’s first woman president about how she became a civil rights and anti-war activist.

Aug 28, 2023 / Q&A / Jon Wiener

The Evisceration of a Public University

The Evisceration of a Public University The Evisceration of a Public University

West Virginia University is being gutted, and it’s a preview for what’s in store for higher education.

Aug 16, 2023 / Lisa M. Corrigan

NIH Fellows demand the right to join a union.

NIH Fellows Win Recognition as Workers With the Right to Join a Union NIH Fellows Win Recognition as Workers With the Right to Join a Union

One day after a Nation story reported claims that National Institute Fellows were "trainees" not "workers," the NIH changed its mind.

Aug 14, 2023 / Peter Lucas

Affirmative Action SCOTUS Protest

It’s Time to Abolish Legacy Admissions It’s Time to Abolish Legacy Admissions

In our current system, children of college graduates already have a sizable advantage. But removing legacy and donor preferences is only the first step.

Aug 14, 2023 / Harold Klapper

Young person holds a poster that reads

I Founded Student Activists Against Sexual Assault. A New Lawsuit Could Make My Work Impossible. I Founded Student Activists Against Sexual Assault. A New Lawsuit Could Make My Work Impossible.

A defamation suit against leaders of an anti–sexual assault campus group could allow assailants to weaponize the court system against advocates.

Aug 14, 2023 / Ray Epstein

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