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Student Protests

Berkeley's Milo Riot, Seen From Ground Zero

Paul Iorio | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Paul Iorio

See Paul Iorio’s original photos of the Berkeley riot here. The Berkeley protests against the alt-right’s Milo Yiannopoulos ― who offers up a ga...

Emotional Labor From Students Of Color Ain't Free, Cornell

Paola Muñoz | Posted 12.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Paola Muñoz

Far above Cayuga's waters, I am a Senior at Cornell and I am tired of being the teacher of my own race/class/gender/disability-based trauma.

Moving Photos Look Back At How Brazil's Youth Fought To Save Their Schools

Rafael Nardini | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.14.2016 | Home

The Sao Paulo state government unceremoniously announced in October 2015 that dozens of schools would be closed by 2016 as part of a “reorganization...

Free education is possible if South Africa moves beyond smoke and mirrors

The Conversation Africa | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Salim Vally, University of Johannesburg; Enver Motala, University of Fort Hare; Leigh-Ann Naidoo, University of the Witwatersrand; Mondli Hlatshwayo, ...

The time 'the other Kennedy' visited apartheid South Africa

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Kenneth Kaplan, University of the Witwatersrand "RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope" was recently screened at the University of the Witwa...

The Battle for the Soul of American Higher Education

Aviva Chomsky | Posted 05.22.2016 | College
Aviva Chomsky

Clearly, university administrators prefer student demands that can be coopted or absorbed into their current business model. Allowing the prevailing culture to define the parameters of their protest has left the burgeoning Millennial Movement in a precarious position.

100 Years Past Due: Why It's Time to Retire Colonial-Era Laws

Durba Ghosh | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Durba Ghosh

In spite of protests and widespread reports that police and security officials had wrongly detained thousands of Muslims, France's state of emergency has been extended for another three months.

Sudan Regime Fears Students Will Recover What It Stole

Esther Sprague | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Esther Sprague

The country of Sudan has been held hostage by a former army brigadier, Omar al-Bashir, since 1989 when he staged a coup, overthrowing a democratically elected government.

Yes, College Students Are Sooo Sensitive

Brett A. Sokolow | Posted 01.06.2017 | College
Brett A. Sokolow

It's possible to usher in a new era of sensitive and inclusive dialogue that is not hyper-sensitive. It's possible to improve the campus sensitivity to microaggressions without making them punishable offenses. Students are so sensitive, and this is one of their best qualities.

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.

Why Brown University's $100 Million Plan to Improve Race Relations Falls Short

Joel Simundich | Posted 11.25.2016 | College
Joel Simundich

As a coalition of concerned graduate students of color and those in solidarity at Brown University, we come together to articulate our vision for a more equitable, responsible, and inclusive university.

Colleges to Replace History With Soothing Images of Sunsets and Waterfalls

Spencer Green | Posted 11.23.2016 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It's important that campuses be havens of maximum comfort for students to explore their own deeply important, personal, and self-actualizing ideas, free from the unpleasant psychic residue and general ickiness of people and events of the past," said Harlan P. Wentwich, President of Sniveling Worm University.

'I'm a Working Class Mujer': Listening to Marginalized Student Voices

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 11.22.2016 | College
A. B. Wilkinson

From California to Missouri to New York, structural oppression exists in every educational institution across the United States. It cannot be placed on a handful of people making prejudiced comments or simply pinned on outwardly racist, sexist, classist or homophobic actions. Systematic oppression is reflected in both the explicit actions of some and the implicit actions of many.

Not a Fad: The Radical Transformation of Higher Ed

Charlotte Robertson | Posted 11.12.2016 | College
Charlotte Robertson

Some call the problems we are facing on our campuses exaggerated and our efforts naïve. We are not overreacting and we are not irrational. We are demanding what students deserved generations earlier.

Hungry for Human Rights

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 11.09.2016 | College
Dr. Cindi Love

On November 9, 2015, Jonathan L. Butler, 25, a University of Missouri student in Columbia, MO was seven days into a hunger strike. His goal was to bring attention to deeply entrenched racism on campus and the lack of accountability for the problem by the president of the university.

South Africa Boils Over

Christopher Clark | Posted 10.22.2016 | Home
Christopher Clark

To be part of the change, to be part of history being undone and refashioned. To feel something I'd never felt in England. It has been building for some time now, though I'll admit I might have lost sight of it at times. But there is no denying its presence now. Sooner or later, everything must fall.

When Kids Walk Out of School, Who's Listening?

Junius Williams | Posted 05.27.2016 | Education
Junius Williams

The state of New Jersey is in charge and the ball is in Governor Christie's court, to act on student demands that Cami Anderson be replaced; and that school district disruption cease.

Adriana Usero

Puerto Rico's Massive Anti-Austerity Protests Ignored By U.S. Mainland Media | Adriana Usero | Posted 05.18.2015 | Latino Voices

Students in Puerto Rico launched mass protests this week against the governor's attempt to slash some $166 million from the University of Puerto Rico...

Howard University Students Decry Hate With #BlackLoveMatters

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

Howard University students have a history of standing up for what they believe in. Students of the historical black university in Washington, D.C....

Harvard's Black Students Pen Powerful Response To Grand Jury Decisions

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

Students have demonstrated nationwide frustrations with two recent grand jury decisions against the indictment of police officers responsible for the ...

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.

Sophia Jones

As Syria's War Rages Next Door, Students Violently Clash At Turkey's Oldest University | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.26.2014 | Home

ISTANBUL -- Forty years ago, Istanbul University was a battleground for clashes between leftist and far-right student activists, leading up to the Tur...

Misled Democracy Could Jeopardize Hong Kong's Future

Zhang Weiwei | Posted 12.22.2014 | Home
Zhang Weiwei

The natural evolution of Western democratic societies could be summed up this way: The first step is to develop the economy and the educational system. The second step is the establishment of a general culture for the citizens and the rule of law. The last step is democratization. If the above order is out of place, a society has to pay a severely heavy price.

You Must Learn: What Is Diversity?

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 12.03.2014 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

We must listen to all students, regardless of what they look like, their ethnicity, or their sociocultural backgrounds. They remind us of why we are lifelong learners. Meaningful dissent can be the foundation for meaningful change. If we want problem solvers in our society, then we must let all students consider (openly) when things are and are not working.

Sophia Jones

Turkish Riot Police Detain ISIS Sympathizers After Protesters Clash On Campus | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.02.2014 | Home

ISTANBUL -- Turkish riot police wearing helmets and carrying plastic shields entered Istanbul University Wednesday morning to respond to another clash...