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Graduation Graduation

Students learn how the system works.

May 23, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

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.

The Students Protesting the War in Gaza Are Continuing a Proud Tradition The Students Protesting the War in Gaza Are Continuing a Proud Tradition

One thing is guaranteed: The commitment of this generation of student activists will reverberate through the progressive movement for years to come.

May 21, 2024 / William D. Hartung

Protesters outside a New College of Florida Board of Trustees meeting last year

Inside New College of Florida’s Counter-Commencement Inside New College of Florida’s Counter-Commencement

As Ron DeSantis and Chris Rufo plunge ahead with the school’s transformation into a right-wing clown college, the students have become the adults in the room. 

May 21, 2024 / Jeb Lund

Students holding Palestinian flags and signs walk out of the UMass Amherst commencement ceremony in protest on May 18, 2024, as Chancellor Javier Reyes takes the stage to speak.

The Threat of Democracy on Campus at UMass The Threat of Democracy on Campus at UMass

The real danger posed by the Gaza solidarity encampments is their attack on unfettered autocratic governance by university administrations and wealthy benefactors.

May 21, 2024 / Kevin Young

Joe Biden in academic regalia, in front of a crowd of university faculty and staff, giving the commencement address at Morehouse College.

Biden Fared Well at Morehouse. So You Didn’t Hear About It. Biden Fared Well at Morehouse. So You Didn’t Hear About It.

Biden’s speech wasn’t groundbreaking. But he did not take these talented 20-somethings for granted.

May 20, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Campus police at Yale University

How Yale University Surveils Pro-Palestine Students How Yale University Surveils Pro-Palestine Students

Documents reveal a pattern of targeted monitoring: administrator presence at rallies, police surveillance of social media, and coordination between campus, local, and state police...

May 20, 2024 / StudentNation / Theia Chatelle

Drawing the 1968 Columbia Protests

Drawing the 1968 Columbia Protests Drawing the 1968 Columbia Protests

I sketched the student protests at Columbia University nearly 60 years ago. Here is what I saw.

May 17, 2024 / OppArt / Burton Silverman

Columbia University student journalist

What Student Journalists at Columbia Really Learned What Student Journalists at Columbia Really Learned

In the classroom, professors taught the importance of the free press, at the same time as the administration stifled the work of student journalists and intimidated them through t...

May 17, 2024 / StudentNation / Anna Oakes, Indy Scholtens, Emily Byrski, Angelica Ang, Claire Elana Davenport, and Fahima Degia

CCNY Student Protest

CUNY and Columbia: A Tale of Two Campuses CUNY and Columbia: A Tale of Two Campuses

Why are the City College protesters being charged with felonies that could land them up to nine years in jail—while Columbia students are facing much lighter sentences?

May 16, 2024 / Nicolas Niarchos

Students set up an encampment in solidarity with Palestine at George Washington University with other area universities in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2024.

Students Are Rejecting the Country’s Culture of Death Students Are Rejecting the Country’s Culture of Death

For the economic and political establishment, the students protesting Israel’s ongoing war in Gaza constitute a control issue, potentially writ large.

May 14, 2024 / Norman Solomon

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