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Tenure gives more protection on campus. Can faculty use it help their students? By Sunny Yan With Covid rates falling nationally, most college students have returned to in-person classes. While some universities continue to offer remote options for students, other campuses have enforced a unilateral return. This includes my own school, the University of California–Davis. In […]
Hurricane Irma forced my family to leave our home, but new friends in NYC helped me feel like I belong. By Dominique de Castro EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published by Youth Communications and is reposted here with permission. YC is a nonprofit publisher of teen-written stories and curriculum to help educators strengthen the social and emotional skills of youth. […]
Payments are set to restart for millions of people who are still struggling to recover from the pandemic. This series brings their stories directly into the spotlight. By Vivek Kakar Thanks to a moratorium on payments in effect during the Covid pandemic, most student loan borrowers haven’t had to make a payment for over two years. […]
Have advocacy and organizing become careers for the well-educated? By Esther Eriksson von allmen McKenna Dunbar typically starts her day at 5:30 AM. While many of her classmates are still asleep, the University of Richmond junior has begun remote work for her full-time job as a community engagement coordinator at an environmental advocacy organization, the Virginia Chapter […]
Student body leaders representing over 1 million people recently urged President Biden to cancel student debt. Now is the moment to join them. By Brendan Rooks and Orlando Cabalo A common phrase said to the millions of young people that seek higher education is that “college is a ladder of upward mobility.” Unfortunately, from trade school to college, […]
A coalition of Princeton students, faculty, staff, and alumni has called for an investigation of the university’s continued investments in the fossil fuel industry. By Hannah Reynolds and Lynne Archibald There’s no question that change is hard. Addressing the existential threat of climate change is even harder. But, at this point, institutions that continue to partner with and […]