By Shahien Nasiripour for The Huffington Post - Students at nearly a dozen U.S. colleges have planned protests in recent weeks targeting their schools’ investments in the oil, gas and coal sectors, part of a coordinated push to stop colleges from funding companies that contribute to global warming. Nearly 700 students and their supporters have already staged sit-ins and held rallies at more than six campuses this month, including University of Denver, Columbia University, New York University and Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
Search Results for: college – Page 10
By Shahien Nasiripour for The Huffington Post - If corporations paid the same tax rate as they did under Ronald Reagan, governments in the U.S. would have enough money to fund prekindergarten for every 4-year-old in America and higher education for every American attending public colleges and universities, according to a Huffington Post review of government data. Corporations paid an effective tax rate of 31.7 percent on average during Reagan’s eight years in the White House, according to Commerce Department figures that measure corporate profits and taxes paid to local, state, federal and foreign governments.
By Vijay Prashad for AlterNet - What data set she peered into is not clear. India continues to top the UN Food & Agricultural Organization’s hunger list (195 million undernourished people in the country). On UNESCO’s list of adult illiteracy, India sits on top, with 287 million people. Growth rates might rise, but its advantages sneak into the coffers of the über-rich. Indians will not necessarily lead the names in the Panama Papers, but this is after all only one law firm from one country. “Black money” is a scourge of India, as the current government suggested when it came to office.
By JE Reich for Jezebel - The youths! Everyone loves to complain about the youths. But a study that polled the presidents of hundreds of higher educational institutes have more or less proved that the last gasp of Millennials and the first wave on Gen Z-ers are organizing for social causes—and in turn, they’re changing the very make-up of their campuses. But it’s not only students who are doing this—it’s the administrators, too. The study opened with three simple words that have embodied the dynamism of the socio-political activist movement over the past few years: “Black Lives Matter”
By Amanda Loos for Praxis Center - On February 4th, the faculty of the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) delivered a vote of no confidence in mayor-appointed Chancellor Cheryl Hyman. At Harold Washington College (HWC) where I have taught arts and humanities with women’s/gender studies/social justice themes for the last 13 years, 114 out of 116 full-time faculty cast a ballot. Of those, 93% voted “no confidence.” We were triggered by sudden changes that will have devastating effects on students, faculty, and Chicago’s communities – made by CCC District Administration over the Summer of 2015 without any faculty or student input or warning.