Higher Education

UChicago United for Palestine

UChicago’s Arrest of Pro-Palestine Activists Shows Its Flimsy Commitment to “Free Speech” UChicago’s Arrest of Pro-Palestine Activists Shows Its Flimsy Commitment to “Free Speech”

Over two dozen students and faculty were arrested during a peaceful sit-in by UChicago United for Palestine.

Jan 16, 2024 / StudentNation / Kelly X. Hui

A protester holds a placard reading, “Jews for a Free Palestine,” in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University to demonstrate against the Israeli ground operation into Gaza. The rally was titled, “Stand With Gaza. Rally and Mourn the Innocent Lives of Palestinians.”

Indiana University Caves to Political Pressure by Suspending a Tenured Professor Indiana University Caves to Political Pressure by Suspending a Tenured Professor

Activism / January 10, 2024 Indiana University Caves to Political Pressure by Suspending a Tenured Professor There is a perfect storm of repression overtaking college campuses,…

Jan 10, 2024 / Jeffrey C. Isaac

William A. Ackman attends the Pershing Square Sohn Prize 2023 Award and Tenth Anniversary Dinner at Manhatta on May 18, 2023, in New York City.

Meet William Ackman, America’s Most Entitled Donor Meet William Ackman, America’s Most Entitled Donor

The hedge-fund activist’s attacks on Harvard and Claudine Gay have gotten much notice; less attention has been paid to the toll his financial activities have taken on the country....

Jan 8, 2024 / Michael Massing

A truck carrying a sign calling the president of Harvard a disgrace drives around Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on December 12, 2023.

How DEI Programs and Liberal Politics Are Failing Gaza How DEI Programs and Liberal Politics Are Failing Gaza

Diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, as they exist in education, are failing, because they emphasize personal feelings over the need to collectively organize.

Jan 4, 2024 / Dave Zirin

A pro-Palestinian protest of Harvard students and their supporters, ends on the lawn behind Klarman Hall, at Harvard Business School, after starting in the Old Yard by Massachusetts Hall.

Who Is Funding Canary Mission? Inside the Doxxing Operation Targeting Anti-Zionist Students and Professors Who Is Funding Canary Mission? Inside the Doxxing Operation Targeting Anti-Zionist Students and Professors

Americans who give money to Canary Mission are potentially committing a serious crime by acting as agents of a foreign power.

Dec 22, 2023 / James Bamford

University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill testifies during a House Education and Workforce Committee Hearing on holding campus leaders accountable and confronting antisemitism, at the US Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on December 5, 2023.

We Must Protect Higher Ed We Must Protect Higher Ed

The GOP and its allies are attempting to suppress freedom to teach, conduct research, learn, and engage in political dissent at universities and colleges across the US.

Dec 19, 2023 / David Kazanjian, Emily Steinlight for the AAUP-Penn Executive Committee

Kentucky SB 150 Protest

Fighting Book Bans in Kentucky Schools—and Beyond Fighting Book Bans in Kentucky Schools—and Beyond

The Boyle County School District quietly quietly banned more than 100 books, citing anti-trans bill SB 150. But a local campaign by students and their peers successfully pushed ba...

Dec 19, 2023 / StudentNation / Ramona Pierce

Brandon Mancilla (center) with Ray Jensen Jr., UAW Region 9 Assistant Director (left) and UAW member Donald Foster.

A Night at the Movies With Brandon Mancilla A Night at the Movies With Brandon Mancilla

The new director of UAW Region 9A is part of a wave of young, politically active labor leaders organizing for a future where union power transcends borders.

Dec 14, 2023 / Off the Clock / Alex Press

2023 Student Protests

The Year of the Youth The Year of the Youth

Over the last year, we’ve seen an extraordinary surge in student organizing around LGBTQ rights, climate change, labor, Palestine, and more.

Dec 22, 2023 / StudentNation / StudentNation

A shot of two college graduates as they make their way up a stairway.

Why Fewer International Students Are Coming to the US Why Fewer International Students Are Coming to the US

More and more students from around the world are opting against studying in the United States.

Dec 13, 2023 / StudentNation / Madeline Armstrong

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