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Ethan Miller
Ethan is a 2013 graduate of American University in Washington, D.C. where he majored in Economics and minored in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. He has been a student activist since high school, when he worked for United Students Against Sweatshops as a national high school organizer. Currently, Ethan is working as a labor organizer in Washington, DC. Ethan has also written for Where Is Your Line? and LaborNotes.

Entries by Ethan Miller

Sexual Assault Prevention: Mandatory Education Is the Solution

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 9:44 PM

Trigger warning: Sexual violence and rape culture discussed

In the last week, my alma mater, American University, has been receiving a lot of attention in the media because of leaked emails from an underground fraternity containing details about widespread drug use, sexist, racist and homophobic language and most disturbingly, details...

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The Crisis in Higher Education

(2) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 10:45 AM

Higher education is in very serious trouble. And its problems are not something that can be solved quickly, or without serious changes to the way that the system works. Higher education, which for years has been trusted to educate the country's young people, has reached the climax of a decades-long...

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Banks Don't Need Houses, People Do! Foreclosures and the Financial Crisis

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 5:00 PM

Saturday, I found myself standing on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Dumbarton Street in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C., chanting slogans such as "Bank of America, screw you! Banks don't need houses, people do!" and "Hey hey, ho ho, corporate greed has got to go."

My 10 friends...

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This One Time at Summer Camp: Why I've Never Had a Summer Internship

(6) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 11:20 AM

I do not have a reference letter from a lawyer at an international human rights law firm. My resume does not sport impressive summer internships from government agencies or non-profits. Instead, I have a hand-written note that hangs next to my desk that reads, "thank you for giving me the...

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Why Subcontracting Causes More Problems Than it Solves

(5) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 10:14 AM

Many, many people work at our colleges and universities in order to ensure their smooth operation. There are, of course, professors, but also operating engineers, landscapers, clerical workers, janitorial staff and food service workers. What might be surprising is the fact that many of these workers are not actually employees...

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Sexual Assault Awareness: Not Just a Month

(7) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 7:15 PM

This week marks the beginning of sexual assault awareness month for campuses and communities across the nation. For many, it is a month marked by guest speakers, consent workshops and Take Back the Night. For those of us on college campuses, where one in four women...

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Why College Students Need to Support Their Professors

(3) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 1:18 PM

Last month, adjunct professors at my school, American University, voted to form a union and join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), local 500. They join part-time professors from George Washington University, Montgomery College and schools across the nation in coming together to form unions of part-time professors. Many people...

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