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Why unemployed graduates will ignore Zimbabwe's ban on protests

The Conversation Africa | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Dan Hodgkinson, University of Oxford Zimbabwe is in the throes of a popular revolt. Since May 2016 hundreds of activists - informal traders, unemploy...

Dumbing Down Hungary: An Unraveling Regime Strikes and then Retreats, Again

Jon Van Til | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Jon Van Til

Demonstrations will continue in the days ahead, and it will be interesting to see if they are able to attract greater support. The potential remains in Hungary at this moment for a significant shift in power and opinion.

South African University Removes Statue Of British Imperialist

Reuters | Wendel Roelf | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

South Africa's University of Cape Town removed a statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes on Thursday to cheers from students, a symbolic move that ...

UC Santa Cruz Student Protesters Cause Traffic Jam And Shut Down Campus

Dieter Holger | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

Millennial angst, for lack of a better term, fueled the 96 hours of demonstrations by students at UC Santa Cruz. Gen Y students are protesting on other University of California campuses against issues like 'police terror,' tuition hikes, and having to pay for education in general.

College Students To Westboro Baptist Church: 'Leave Us The Hell Alone'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

University of Central Florida students plan to protest the Westboro Baptist Church's upcoming visit to the college later this month, according to Knig...

Tyler Kingkade

WATCH: Students March Through New York For Small School's Struggle | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.08.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- When George Caffentzis was teaching philosophy in 1976 at the City University of New York system, none of his students had to pay tuition...

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Without Money To Lobby, Students Find Other Ways To Be Heard | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.07.2012 | College

Aaron Calafato was a trained actor living in New York, planning a wedding, when the economy collapsed in 2008. His soon-to-be wife lost her job as a s...

Pepper Spray Cop No Longer Working At UC Davis

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

Lt. John Pike, the campus police officer who pepper sprayed seated student protesters, is no longer working at the University of California, Davis, th...

Mitch Daniels Selection As Purdue's President Causes Backlash

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.02.2012 | College

Having Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels serve as Purdue University's next president is a "travesty," in Marilyn Haring's opinion. Haring, the former dean...

A Year Of Jubilee For Student-Loan Debt

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

In the last decade, we have witnessed a parabolic rise in tuition for state universities. In state-after-state, tuition has nearly tripled between 2000 and 2012.

May 4, 1970: National Guardsmen Kill Four Students At Kent State, 'The Most Popular Murders Ever Committed in America'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

Kent State is America's Tiananmen Square. The photo of a young girl kneeling over the body of a dead student is etched on our collective retinas. But all these years later, it is still hard to comprehend. There is no resolution of this tragedy.

Why Subcontracting Causes More Problems Than it Solves

Ethan Miller | Posted 06.27.2012 | College
Ethan Miller

How can we keep both our university administrations and these large corporations in check and help fix some of the problems that subcontracting causes?

Prep for Spring: Student Teach-Ins Prior to Direct Action

Emily Spencer | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Emily Spencer

During the fall and winter months of the 2011-12 school year, Occupy Ohio State students picked up a teach-in technique, similar to that of the 1960s teach-ins, in order to hold and expand their activist base.

Kony 2012: Uniting a Generation

Madeline Carey | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Madeline Carey

The change that I am calling for, however, is a very significant one. Invisible Children has recently launched a new campaign to aid the people of Uganda and their surrounding countries to put a stop to the terror that Joseph Kony is imposing on the African people.

Students Just Not as Active as They Used to Be

Becky Hayes | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Becky Hayes

With students focusing on other aspects of college life, it looks like that fight-for-a-cause activism has burned out. If we chose to unite on a single issue that affects a large percentage of the student body, we would have much more success in actually making a difference.

Why College Students Need to Support Their Professors

Ethan Miller | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Ethan Miller

So what causes professors who have advanced degrees to be paid poverty wages while students go into thousands of dollars of debt to pay for school? A lot of this comes from the increasing corporatization of colleges and universities, a trend that was started in the late 20th century and has continued since.

WATCH: Students Walk Out In Support Of Trayvon Martin

Posted 03.23.2012 | Miami

Thursday at 12:30 p.m., hundreds of Carol City High students walked out in support of their former classmate Trayvon Martin, who attended the school a...

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Rochester Professor: Fluke Is 'Extortionist With An Overweening Sense Of Entitlement' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.16.2012 | College

Students at the University of Rochester are upset with a professor who defended radio host Rush Limbaugh for calling Georgetown University Law student...

Teenage Student Hunger-Strikers in California Demand: "Save Our School!"

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Matthis Chiroux

Anai Rosales, 18; Veronica Mandujano, 18; and Kayla Ely, 17, have been starving themselves since Wednesday, March 7 on a hunger-strike to protest sweeping school budget cuts they say would effectively, "kill [their] school."

University of California Gets It Wrong (Again)

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

Why is it that every time an administrator from the University of California opens their mouth about social protest they immediately insert their feet...

Tyler Kingkade

NYU Freshman Gets 10K Signatures To Remove Chick-fil-A | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.02.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Hillary Dworkoski thinks it's ridiculous that there's a Chick-fil-A located on New York University's campus. Dworkoski, a freshman at N...

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College Students Plan U.S. Walkout On Thursday | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.01.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Thousands of U.S. college students will walk out of class Thursday in a coordinated day of protest against what may be another year of sig...

20 Students On Hunger Strike For Hourly Employee Pay Raise

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.28.2012 | College

Twenty students at the University of Virginia Charlottesville campus are on a hunger strike protesting the low wages paid to hourly employees in the u...

Occupy Wall Street: Los Angeles Branch

Jack Rothman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Jack Rothman

I spent Sunday afternoon at the Occupy Los Angeles encampment on the south lawn of City Hall. For a new and inexperienced group, there was more organizational acumen in evidence than I would have expected.

Violence Against Student Strike in Puerto Rico Escalates With Police Brutality and Rubber Bullets

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

More than 150 students practicing civil disobedience have been arrested in Puerto Rico and riot police on Thursday escalated violent repression of a university strike with brutal arrests and rubber bullets.