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Nine 'No Confidence' Votes That Made Headlines in 2012-2013

Jordan Friedman | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Jordan Friedman

Upon closer examination of the latest no confidence votes, some trends emerge: a rejection of university leadership styles that echo those of corporations, a desire for transparency, and student involvement through protests and social media.

Joy Resmovits

College Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns Heat Up | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.17.2013 | College

A group of Swarthmore College students wants action. They're willing to interrupt meetings. They're willing to piss off their peers. And, in some ...

Chicago Students Always Lead the Way

Dave Stieber | Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Our students are intelligent and partake in the democratic process that this country was founded on. So if our students feel forced to have a protest to make their voices heard, join them. They are teaching all of us what Democracy looks like, sounds like, and feels like.

Students Start 'Winter Rose Student Revolution'

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 02.18.2013 | College

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungarian high school and university students went ahead Wednesday with protests against changes in the education system des...

Back-To-School Politics

Kara King | Posted 11.10.2012 | Teen
Kara King

I still don't pay attention to party controversy. I will hopefully one day understand the ins-and-outs of health care and taxation, but at the moment I will admit, I am clueless.

National Student Power Convergence: Students Deliver Grievances at Obama Campaign Office

Emily Spencer | Posted 10.14.2012 | College
Emily Spencer

The balance of strategy and the combustion of youthful energy of the convergence became clear as the debate to re-take the streets was poised before leaving the Gateway outdoor square.

Molly O'Toole

YoSoy132 Raises Students' Voice In Mexico's Elections | Molly O'Toole | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

Saturday night, on the eve of Mexico's presidential election, tens of thousands of protesters marched with candles through Mexico City, according to E...

Campus Police With History Of Violence Ask For A Military-Style Vehicle

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.25.2012 | College

The University of California Police Department has been condemned in numerous reports over the past decade for being too aggressive with student prote...

New Report Blasts Use Of Batons By Campus Cops

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 06.08.2012 | College

SAN FRANCISCO -- A University of California, Berkeley report released Wednesday criticizes campus police for jabbing and clubbing student protesters w...

Quebec: What Republican Nightmares are Made Of

Dan Delmar | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Dan Delmar

Leaders from four student associations have been in negotiations with two different education ministers over the past few months as multiple daily protests have paralyzed Montreal, Quebec's largest city.

Talks Over Student Demonstrations Collapse

AP | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

QUEBEC CITY — Quebec's premier Jean Charest said Thursday he suspended negotiations with university students aimed at ending weeks of protests o...

University Of California Recommends Mediation, Not Police, For Protests

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 07.04.2012 | College

SAN FRANCISCO — Administrators should consider deploying mediators instead of law enforcement at future campus demonstrations and better train s...

Students Rally Nationwide For Trayvon Martin

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.26.2012 | College

College students across the country are gathering for rallies and marches demanding justice for Trayvon Martin. Martin was an unarmed 17-year-old w...

It's Now Cheaper To Go To School At Harvard Than In Cal State

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.06.2012 | College

Going to school at Harvard University is cheaper than attending a public university in California. According to the Bay Area News Group, a "family ...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Students Ditch Class, Protest Education Cuts

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.01.2011 | Education

After the Washington state government proposed in a special legislative session to cut education funding as a way to close a $2 billion budget gap, hu...

California's Public Colleges and Universities Fertile Ground for Protest

Louis Freedberg | Posted 01.23.2012 | San Francisco
Louis Freedberg

What sets this era of protest apart is that those in charge of higher education in California are themselves vehement critics of the budget cuts which students are now protesting.

In NYPD Spying, A Yippie Legal Battle Echoes Again

AP | By CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 11.17.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Barbara Handschu had tried to remove her name from the agreement that is her legacy. More than a quarter century ago, after New York's po...

London Students Protest High Tuition Fees

AP | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

LONDON — Amid a heavy police presence, thousands of students marched through central London on Wednesday to protest cuts to public spending and ...

High School Students Seize City Hall In Santiago, Chile

The Santiago Times | Joe Hinchliffe | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home

Around 50 high school students occupied Santiago’s City Hall on Monday morning in a protest that ended with 44 arrests, after apparently being allow...

Police Crack Down On Chilean Student Protesters

AP | By FEDERICO QUILODRAN | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chilean police used water cannons and tear gas to break up a student march for free public education on Thursday, hours after prote...

Today's Student Activism

Jay Mandle | Posted 11.29.2011 | College
Jay Mandle

Progressive and engaged students perpetually are faced with a dilemma. The logic of their commitments points to political participation, but entry into the system feels like a betrayal of their values.

Dead Poets Society Lied: What the Movies Don't Teach You About Student Resistance

John Hrabe | Posted 11.25.2011 | Home
John Hrabe

Our natural reaction to contrasting views should always be to speak out ourselves, not shut our opponents up. Muslim students get the same First Amendment protections as Israeli ambassadors.

Chilean Students Show the Way

Gary Anderson | Posted 10.31.2011 | World
Gary Anderson

Chilean students are experimenting with new forms of protest, such as marathon runs around congress, kiss-ins, and a 3,000-student performance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to imply that the education system in Chile has become a zombie.

Will Guzzardi

Suspensions Rescinded For Students Who Walked Out, Protesting Teacher Firings | Will Guzzardi | Posted 07.26.2011 | Chicago

The principal at Austin Polytechnical Academy in a struggling West Side neighborhood of Chicago has rescinded the suspensions of 36 students who walke...

Chicago Students Protest Firing Of Teachers Labeled 'Do Not Hire'

Chicago News Cooperative | Meribah Knight | Posted 07.20.2011 | Education

After discovering last week that nearly a quarter of their teachers were being dismissed, Austin Polytechnical Academy students decided to take extrem...