Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tag: college

This is how white privilege goes to college

The recent college cheating scandal surprises no one. The super-rich have long relied on “legacy admissions” to get them into their elite college of choice.

Elizabeth Warren launches investigation into sudden collapse of for-profit college chain

Warren and several other senators demanded the Department take immediate steps to aid and protect students, veterans, and taxpayers in the wake of the significant collapse.

Fossil fuel divestment debates on campus spotlight the societal role of...

Divestment debates are forcing colleges and universities to reconsider how to contribute to a more resilient and sustainable future.

Students with drug and alcohol addiction no longer have to choose...

The program offers students a supportive environment in what is typically known as “a recovery-hostile environment.”

STUDY: Evening Cable News Spent Less Than Two and a Half...

Only 2 percent of guests discussing these issues identified as current or recent borrowers — 6 percent were students.

For-Profit Colleges Are Scandal Machines

This corrupt higher education "industry" ought to be put out of business.

Hard Knocks U

There are more horror stories about private for-profit corporate colleges than ouchies in a bramble patch. Meanwhile a $1.3 trillion mountain of debt is weighing down students at all types of U.S. colleges, endangering our entire economy.

Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Have to be) for Everyone

Why do we encourage our young people through a single funnel called a four-year college education? It’s time we stop pressuring every young person to go to college and, instead, offer an alternative route into the middle class.

Students Launch Historic Debt Strike, Refusing to Pay Back Predatory College...

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges system decided not to pay back loans they took out to attend the college. They've launched the nation's first student debt strike against the crushing debt.

College Bowl Games Become Corporate Money Games

College football bowl games are just another piece of our culture that's been purchased for the enrichment of corporate interests. Where did team spirit go?

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ERIC Crow, Jim Crow’s liberal twin

I don’t for a minute believe that the Pew Trust is out to wipe away African-American voting rights; just the opposite, they are the quintessential do-gooders. They just don’t do any good.
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Corporate hypocrisy on racism

Far from being the solution to systemic racism in America, these billionaires and their corporations are actively perpetuating it.
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As COVID-19 cases spike, epidemiologist warns ‘the road to an uncertain vaccine is paved...

We speak with Dr. Ali Khan, epidemiologist and the dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, about the Trump administration’s handling of the crisis and his hopes for a vaccine.

US corporations a driving force behind ‘unprecedented wave’ of global land privatization: Report

The U.S. in particular, the report says, is a "key player in an unfettered offensive to privatize land around the world."
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Noam Chomsky on Trump’s disastrous coronavirus response, WHO, China, Gaza and global capitalism

"This is the most crucial election in human history, literally. Another four years of Trump, and we’re in deep trouble."