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Student Protests

Don't Major In Intolerance

Bloomberg View | Posted 05.30.2014 | College

Universities lie at the heart of the American experiment in democracy. They are places where people of all backgrounds and beliefs can come to study a...

In Defense of Student Commencement Protests

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Leonard Steinhorn

These students are being told to swallow their concerns, sit on their hands, and silence their protests all in the name of free speech. Perhaps if they had money, their voice would be welcome.

What Our Condoleezza Rice Commencement Protests Were Really All About

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

These protests are not about the individual speakers themselves. And they're most certainly not just about commencement speeches. This is our generation of young people sending a clear and strong message that racism, bigotry, civil and human rights violations receive no honor from us.

A Graduation Message to Students: Don't Use Free Speech to Suppress Free Speech

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.13.2014 | College
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Should the university or college take a poll to make certain that everybody on the campus agrees with the speaker's views?

Why I'm Skipping My Harvard Reunion (A Call to Action)

Evan Mandery | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Evan Mandery

If you're born poor and don't go to college you're likely to remain poor, but if you finish college you're as likely to become rich as to remain poor. At its core, inequality is about education. If there's hope, it must lie with the schools.

Venezuelan Students Look To Slums For Support

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.19.2014 | 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 05.14.2014 | 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 04.22.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...