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College Protests

The Ugly Reality of American Anti-Semitism

Jennifer Sabin | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Sabin

There is nothing new about anti-Semitism in this country; it has a long history here. But just as anti-Semitism has crept back into public view in France and other European nations, it is experiencing a public resurgence in the U.S. as well.

Colleges Face Student Protests Over Fossil Fuel Investments

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business

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, ...

Outrage Culture Kills Important Conversation

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Productive discourse is dying, trampled over by closed minds who value comfortable opinion-holding over uncomfortable soul-searching. As dialogue lies flailing and gasping, outrage culture's pulse is stronger than ever.

Why Do We Keep Dropping the Coach's Challenge Flag on Campus Protests?

Nancy Cantor | Posted 01.04.2017 | College
Nancy Cantor

Why is it that when it comes to the social world, not all speech is deemed equally worthy of protecting? That is a question that has been dogging me of late, as I listen to commentator after commentator caution student protestors about the importance of respecting freedom of speech and the trap of political correctness.

The Re-Education of Justice Scalia

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.13.2016 | College
Patricia McGuire

Justice Scalia should know better; if nothing other than judicial temperament could guide him, he should know that a wise judge must think twice before opening his mouth to say something really stupid and highly prejudicial in front of the parties arguing their case before him.

Colleges Trying To Find Ways To Deal With Racial Incidents

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger s...

5 Vital Signs of Spiritual Life on a College Campus

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

"What is honored in a country will be cultivated," Plato said, and this is true for spirituality within the university setting. It cannot just be talked about on the margins, spirituality must be at the heart of the campus.

College Students Greet Eric Garner Decision Already Primed For Protest

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 12.04.2014 | College

An estimated 400 students and staff at Princeton University participated in a campus walkout and die-in Thursday, according to the demonstration's org...

Response to Smith's Treatment of Christine Lagarde as Commencement Speaker

Ella Genasci Smith | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Ella Genasci Smith

Disappointment in my fellow Smith students is an understatement. While I applaud the fervor of this activism and deeply believe in the power of protests to enact change, the negative responses to Madame Lagarde were misguided and mishandled.

2 New York Colleges Draft Rules That Restrict Protests

New York Times | Posted 12.13.2013 | College

At Cooper Union, it was outrage over a new tuition policy. At City College, it was anger over the closing of a community center. At both Manhattan col...

Student Activism Today

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

Americans have lost faith in the responsiveness of government, abandoning the expectation that political activism gets results. But while bad politics have made a mockery of the political process, restoring it is a cause worth fighting for.

Campus Protests Should Remind Us All of College's Value

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sec. Arne Duncan

The cost of college should never discourage anyone from going after a valuable degree. And helping America's students pursue their education should always trump bankers in pursuit of profits.

March 4th and After: Our Message was Heard

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bob Samuels

The next stage of the college protest movement has to be to use this new coalition power to change how states fund education. We must push the president and the Democrats for a progressive tax system.

March 4 Protests: California College Students Rise Up, Lead Movement

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

March 4 protests are planned nationwide on this "Day of Action," but all eyes may be on California today, March 4, 2010, where the movement started an...

Roy Sekoff on Education Protests: What Are Our Priorities?

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Huff TV

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Thursday evening to weigh in on today's college protests against funding cuts. Sekoff argued t...

March 4 Day Of Action: MAP

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Tomorrow is the official "day of action" to demonstrate against California higher education cuts, but the verve from the state's recent protests -- al...