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Student Protests

Venezuelan Students Look To Slums For Support

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 03.19.2014 | Latino Voices

PETARE, Venezuela (AP) — The two students venture into one of Latin America's biggest slums for the first time, feeling scared and somewhat awkward....

What's Happening in Venezuela

Stacy Bare | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Stacy Bare

In the spring of 2009, as part of a design studio looking at sustainable tourism in the beach and cocoa producing town of Choroní, I had the opportunity to visit Venezuela and was privileged to meet a number of people who I've stayed in close touch with since.

Why Nearly 400 Students Were Willingly Arrested

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 03.12.2014 | College

Tulane University senior Nick Stracco was one of nearly 400 students to be arrested last week outside of the White House, and he was happy to do so. ...

Venezuelans Unite: From Streets to Cyberspace

Michael Solis | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact
Michael Solis

Over 11,000 miles away from her home country, Venezuela, Haydee Izaguirre was stunned as she watched the movie scene that her country had become on February 12, 2014.

These Students Understand, Like Martin Luther King, Jr. Did, That Nonviolent Protest Can Stir Change

Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Baptist minister wil...

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...

Texas Test Wars: A New Hope

Jason Stanford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Parents are refusing to let schools give their kids the tests. Teachers are refusing to administer the tests. School boards are begging for relief from testing mandates. That's all nice, say the dwindling number of defenders of linking accountability to standardized testing, but if we got rid of tests what would you replace them with?

Catholic College Cancels Same-Sex Marriage Lecture

Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

UPDATE Sept. 26 -- Providence College has released a message from the provost stating that, "The Administration’s decision to cancel the event ha...

The Global Search for Education: What Students Want

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Education is the greatest armament in the battle on poverty, disease, brutality and prejudice. Providing education for children in the emerging markets is both vital and relatively cheap.

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.