Opposition To Trump’s Migration Deal Has Sparked A Growing Student Occupation In Guatemala

By Jeff Abbott, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Late in the afternoon on July 29, students from Guatemala’s only public university, the University of San Carlos, took control of the university’s museum in Guatemala City’s historic center. [...]

Reparations And The Student Debt Wars

By John O'Kane, Counterpunch.org -

The public college and university system in California was tuition-free during the sixties and into the seventies when the baby boomers were attending college in record numbers. Favorable budgets [...]

U. Michigan Students Hold ‘Die-In’ To Call For Action Against Climate Change

By Staff, Thecollegefix.com -

Approximately fifty University of Michigan students and faculty, as well as local residents, laid on the floor at the school’s Museum of Art last week to bring attention to the (dire) [...]

Wealthy Parents Give Up Child Custody For College Financial Aid

By Jodi S. Cohen and Melissa Sanchez, Propublica.org -

Dozens of suburban Chicago families, perhaps many more, have been exploiting a legal loophole to win their children need-based college financial aid and scholarships they would not otherwise [...]

Business School Graduates — Don’t Work For Billionaires

By Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

Congratulations, graduates, on your hard work over the last several years. By now, though, you’re surely feeling pressure about your next steps. You may have debt, parents that made big [...]

Help Today’s College Students As We Did For Previous Generations

By Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

When I speak on college campuses, I ask students to write the amount of debt they anticipate graduating with on a slip of paper. In a recent class of 25 undergraduates at Boston College, just [...]

“No Justice. No Peace. No Private Police.”

By Staff, Aclu-md.org -

“No Justice. No Peace. No Private Police,” was a chant that rang through the Charles Village and Waverly neighborhoods last Wednesday. On the 300th “West Wednesday,” John Hopkins University [...]

7 Arrested After Police Raid Sit-in Against Hopkins Private Police

By Jaisal Noor, Therealnews.com -

The university had warned protesters they were subject to arrest after they took over and chained themselves to the building on May 1. Just days earlier, activist Tawanda Jones, whose brother was [...]

A Michigan College-Bound Student Was Among The 35 Beheaded By Saudi Arabia

By Tyler Huckabee, Relevantmagazine.com -

Mujtaba al-Sweikat was only 17 years old when he was detained by the Saudi Arabian government in 2012 for the alleged crime of attending a pro-democracy rally. He’d been planning on leaving the [...]

Citing School Officials’ Campaign Contributions To Pugh, Hopkins Students Protest Private Police Plan

By Fern Shen, Baltimorebrew.com -

Occupying a campus building for nearly a week, protesters say plan is tainted by its ties to a “pay-to-play” mayor. They chant every hour, often choosing “No justice. No peace. No private [...]

The Militarization Of Johns Hopkins Exposes A Nationwide Trend

By Corey Payne and Steph Saxton, Truthout.org -

Students at Johns Hopkins University — joined by neighborhood groups, workers’ unions and left-leaning advocacy organizations — are currently occupying the university administration building on [...]

Students Face Criminal Charges After Calling Border Agents ‘Murderers’

By Katherine Mangan, The Journal of Higher Education. -

Two University of Arizona students who protested an on-campus presentation by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency last month by calling the agents "murder patrol" and "an extension of [...]

“We Demand Food For Thought”: UIC Grad Workers On Strike For Living Wages And Respect

By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, Inthesetimes.com -

In front of the historic Jane Addams Hull-House Museum on March 19, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) graduate workers began an indefinite strike. The union is joining a national movement [...]

The Real College Admissions Scandal

By Jessicah Pierre, Inequality.org -

In what’s being called the largest college admissions scam ever, a number of wealthy parents, celebrities, and college prep coaches have been accused of offering large bribes to get rich students [...]

Teaching Assistants Go On Strike At University Of Illinois At Chicago

By Dawn Rhodes, Chicagotribune.com -

Graduate student employees at the University of Illinois at Chicago, saying they don’t earn a living wage, went on strike Tuesday after more than a year of contract negotiations failed to produce [...]