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The president’s free college plan is a great first step. Here’s what else we can do to Build Back Better. By Brendan Rooks Over the course of the Covid pandemic, we have seen one of the largest upward shifts of wealth in recent history. According to Forbes, there were 660 more billionaires in 2021 than the year […]
Following a decade of sustained student organizing, Harvard University recently agreed to fully divest its roughly 41 billion dollar endowment of any fossil-fuel companies and to bar any future investments in coal, oil, and gas. This historic triumph is a testament to the power of persistence, patience, and tenacity and to the critical importance of giving […]
Young people from across the country weigh in on how Covid is impacting their college experience. By StudentNation Colleges and universities nationwide have reopened for in-person learning and students are grappling with an environment very different from the one they left. The administrative response to Covid has varied coast to coast, with some institutions mandating […]
Legal experts, the Senate majority leader, and borrowers all agree that the president has the authority to cancel student loan debt. Why doesn’t Nancy Pelosi? By Cody Hounanian and Brendan Rooks During a press conference last month, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that the president cannot cancel student debt through an executive order. “People think that the […]
Last week, the Biden administration announced a massive infrastructure plan directly aimed at accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy sources. But not everyone is ready to do their part.
Tensions had been running high for weeks at Bogazici University, Turkey’s top-ranked institution of higher learning, but it was a student-organized art exhibit that brought about a police crackdown on the university’s campus.