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For-Profit College Scam These Students Are Still Paying For

By Sarah Jaffe for Moyers Company - She had been working since she was 16, but thought that an accounting degree would help her get a better job, one that paid more and maybe even offered her some additional flexibility. A friend of hers was taking classes at Florida Metropolitan University, a subsidiary of the massive Corinthian Colleges chain, and in 2005, Stevens signed up, taking out government-backed student loans to cover the costs of her program. I did what I was supposed to do, I went to school, I expected the Department of Education to protect me and let me know if the school was going to defraud me.”

4 Ways Colleges Block Your Activism (And How You Can Push Back)

By James St. James for Everyday Feminism - So what did I do when I realized I’d become a Rapunzel? I booked it out of there. Once I saw my peers start to turn on one another and form cliques based on their primary identities (God help the intersectional leftovers), I knew there was no future left for me there. For me, it was a great choice. I ended up with all sorts of experiences that reconnected me to the marginalized sub-worlds that I would have missed out on if I’d stayed in my program. I helped them, and they helped me. Listening to my gut and dropping out turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Historic Number Of College Freshmen Expect To Protest This Year

By Susan Svrluga for The Washington Post - This past year, colleges across the country, from Yale to Towson to Claremont McKenna, were rocked by protests. Students upset over racial issues took over the president’s office at Princeton, demanded the resignation of Ithaca College’s president, and forced out the chancellor and president of the entire University of Missouri system. And this spring may be even more intense: Researchers at UCLA are predicting a continued rise in campus demonstrations based on the results of their annual freshman survey...

College Students Support Professor On Leave For Views

By Ehab Zahriyeh for Aljazeera - Dozens of students at Wheaton College in suburban Chicago protested on Monday against the school's move to terminate an associate professor who said Christians and Muslims worship the same God — a statement she made while wearing a hijab to show solidarity with women who face Islamophobia. Students filled the steps of the school's Edman Memorial Chapel chanting "Reinstate Doc Hawk," a nickname for Larycia Hawkins. The Protestant evangelical college said in a Jan. 5 statement on its website that its provost had begun a process for terminating her.

India: Mass Protests Against College Privatization

By Express Web Desk for The Indian Express. New Delhi, India - Ever since news broke out about the non-National Eligibility Test (NET) fellowship being discontinued for research scholars, students across universities have risen up in protest. The Occupy UGC protest is on for over two months now and a lot of students across India is participating in the agitation. The Media Collective group has created the video humorously explaining how the move will affect the economically weaker students and ‘how the government is planning to put India’s education sector on sale.’
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