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Occupying Our Education

Annie Shattuck | Posted 01.22.2012 | San Francisco
Annie Shattuck

Our public university system is being systematically privatized, making it harder and harder for students from working class families to access higher education.

Sir Edmund Hillary Built His First Sherpa School 50 Years Ago; Now There Are 63

James M. Clash | Posted 08.01.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

This week not only marks the 58th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's first ascent of Everest, but the 50th anniversary of the Khumjung School, the first of many educational institutions Hillary built for the Sherpa people.

Saving the University

Robin Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robin Lakoff

Recent budget cuts threaten a severe diminution of the status of the University of California, long considered the nation's -- perhaps the world's -- premier research university.

UC System Hit Hardest When We Need It Most

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking an ax to one of the most prestigious public education institutions in the world.