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University Responses to Racial Injustice Always Fall Short. Here's the Solution.

Ajay Nair | Posted 01.06.2017 | College
Ajay Nair

As higher education institutions respond to the recent demands of their students, it is striking that not a single institution of which I am aware is calling for a paradigm shift for racial justice -- a reimagining of the university.

LaGrange College Athletes were Cool.

Elaine Williams | Posted 10.13.2016 | College
Elaine Williams

I guess what I keep learning over and over, is that when I am authentic, vulnerable, and coming from the place of trying to make a difference, then the audiences will come along with me for the ride.

An Open Letter to Chancellor Syverud

Donna Marsh O'Connor | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Donna Marsh O'Connor

As I asked that student in 1986, I ask you now, Chancellor Syverud: Why are you here? I am really trying to understand. And I know, because I read in their deep, critical descriptions of what it is like to be heard on this campus, that the students who are THE General Body want to know this as well.

New Video: More Shocking Details at College That Tried to Quarantine the Constitution

Susan Kruth | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Susan Kruth

Plainly ignoring the guarantees of the First Amendment, campus security and a member of the MJC staff told Van Tuinen that he could hand out his written materials only in a small "free speech zone" and only with prior permission.

Student Advocates Frown On Obama's Student Loan Plan

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.12.2013 | College

After the Senate voted down two proposals Thursday to keep interest rates on new, subsidized Stafford loans from doubling from 3.4 percent to 6.8 perc...

Framing the Occidental Fight for a Better Sexual Assault Policy

Lisa Wade | Posted 05.14.2013 | College
Lisa Wade

There will be a day when honest, transparent, and fair reporting and adjudication of sexual assaults will be the norm. That day is coming, and we want Oxy to get there first.

Exposing Occidental College's Sexist Rape Policy

Lisa Wade | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Lisa Wade

Under a new policy at Occidental College, any time there is a report of a sexual assault, the college community should receive an email saying so. Last week, however, the students learned of a report of a sexual assault second-hand.

Indiana Lawmaker: More Guns Will Prevent Rapes On Campus

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.12.2013 | College

An Indiana Republican wants to pass a law to allow college students to carry guns around campus because, he believes, it will protect will protect wom...

Five Ways Young People Were Featured In The Presidential Debate

Pushback | Posted 10.19.2012 | College

The real winner of Tuesday’s presidential debate? Young voters. Unlike the first presidential debate and the vice-presidential face-off, issues t...

5 Ways To Address The Student Debt Crisis

Campus Progress | Posted 09.27.2012 | College

As a country, we have reached a critical point within our system of higher education. In the past three decades, the cost of attaining a college degr...

Patrick Svitek

Nancy Pelosi Slams Super PAC Spending, Calls To Overturn Citizens United | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) laid out the stakes of November's elections to hundreds of young voters Thursday, amping u...

Music Unites Campus Representative Program Gives Back by Mentoring NYC Students

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

Music education is an essential aspect of child development. However, because of budget cuts, especially in our inner city schools, music education is among the first things to go.

The History Of The Pell Grant In Pictures

Posted 09.24.2011 | College

Campus Progress has handily put together an illustrated history of the diminishing Pell Grant. Can you believe that in 1972, the Pell Grant covered a...

Hangover Cures From Around The World

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 09.05.2011 | College
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

The best remedy for treating a hangover is to detox with lots of water and replenish on vitamins with clean (unprocessed) foods but every culture has its cure.

Tyler Kingkade

Bill Clinton's Warning On The Debt Ceiling Debate | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that any deficit-cutting deal worked out between Democrats and Republicans shouldn't take e...

Three Printers Refuse LGBT Student Publication, Citing F-Word, Images of Cross-Dressing

| David Spett | Posted 06.27.2011 | College

Three printing companies have refused to publish the spring edition of Fusion, a Campus Progress-sponsored LGBT magazine at Kent State University, cit...

Beyond The Dining Hall: All About Pancakes

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 06.20.2011 | College
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

The pancake-waffle debate has not been as widely publicized or polarized as the Great Cake-Pie Schism that has defined the past decade. And while my f...

Weekly Audit: The Shocking Truth About Taxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The super rich are different from you and me. For one thing, their tax rates are lower. According to I...

What A For-Profit Education Looks Like (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 06.09.2011 | College

What does a for-profit education really look like? Find out below, courtesy of our friends at Campus Progress....

Weekly Mulch: The EPA Can Regulate Carbon, For Now

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger This week, the House voted to shut down the carbon regulation program at the Environmental Protection Agency...

Weekly Audit: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing--The Myth of Fiscal Conservatism

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fashionable pundits like to say that the Republican Party has shifted its focus from "social conservat...

Weekly Diaspora: Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy--At Workers' Expense

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona's business leaders, frustrated by the deep financial fallout of increasingly radical immigr...

Weekly Audit: Massive Protest In Wisconsin Shows Walker's Overreach

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger About 100,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Gov. Scott Walker's new anti-collective...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona Pushing Undocumented to Surrounding States

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger A combination of stricter immigration enforcement and reduced economic opportunities in Arizona has...

Weekly Diaspora: The 2012 Budget and Our Unsecured Border

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger President Obama is taking heat from all sides this week for his 2012 budget proposal, which propose...