Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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Student demands for divestment are not new

There is a long history of students organizing for divestment from states and institutions complicit in criminal acts, apartheid, and genocide. Today’s campus protests against Israel are building on that movement.

Hundreds arrested: Students across US protest for Palestine as campus crackdown...

Student protests calling for university divestment from Israel and the U.S. arms industry have rocked campuses from coast to coast. The nonviolent...

Pro-Palestinian campus encampments spread nationwide amid mass arrests at Columbia, NYU...

Solidarity protests and encampments are appearing on college campuses from Massachusetts to California to protest Israel’s attacks on Gaza and to call for divestment from Israeli apartheid.

Historic Gaza protests at Columbia U. enter day 6; campus protests...

Solidarity protests and encampments have now sprouted up on campuses across the country, including at Yale, MIT, Tufts, NYU, The New School and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Unraveling the knot: The Biden administration’s struggle for comprehensive student debt...

This article explores the multifaceted journey to reshape student debt relief, a journey that weaves through political, economic, and social intricacies.

Why we need to ban college legacy admissions

A big reason rich kids have such an advantage is so-called “legacy admissions”—the preference elite schools give to family members of alumni.

Supreme Court preserves college preferences for wealthy whites

In its recent ruling on affirmative action in college admissions, the Supreme Court’s conservative justices squarely came down on the side of race and class-based preferences—for wealthy whites.

How students jump started a bold new campaign for debt abolition 

In response to these ongoing threats, students are once again taking action.

Anonymous donor pays tuition balance for Wiley College graduates

The estimated total debt of the more than 100 students in Wiley College's class of 2022 totaled $300,000.

AOC warns failure to cancel student debt has ‘demoralized’ critical voters

"There are some things within the president's control, and his hesitancy around them has contributed to a situation that isn’t as optimal. The presidency is so much larger than just the votes in the legislature."

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Outrage and calls for justice after Sonya Massey’s fatal shooting by police in Illinois

Campaigners and political leaders across the United States respond with outrage and calls for justice after the release of body camera footage showing the deadly police shooting of Sonya Massey, an unarmed 36-year-old Black woman from Springfield, Illinois.

EPA’s $4.3 billion initiative to combat climate pollution across 30 states

The EPA’s announcement of $4.3 billion in funding for 25 projects aims to address climate pollution and advance environmental justice across 30 states, marking a significant step in the fight against climate change.

Can humanity repair its relationship with nature? Weaving Earth Education Center offers a promising...

This all-ages education center reminds us that “we are a part of this earth, not apart from it.”

Biden withdraws from 2024 race, endorses Kamala Harris for historic nomination

In a historic move, President Joe Biden announces his withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race, endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris and reshaping the Democratic primary landscape.