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Now They Hate Universities: Trumpian Anti-Intellectualism Is Spreading Among Republicans

Of those polled recently by Pew, 58 percent believe colleges and universities have a negative impact on the United States. It’s a very recent development.

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The Menace of Trump and the New Authoritarianism: An Interview With Henry Giroux

The renowned intellectual and social activist analyzes the underlying forces of authoritarianism in the U.S. and Europe and argues the need for resistance.

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The Real Victors in the Judicial Ruling on Trump’s Immigration Ban: This Country’s Universities

It’s poetic justice that universities should stand in the way of the president’s plans to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.

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A Plot to Control American Universities?

Events at UC Berkeley on Wednesday have been a boon to Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart News (pictured) and Trump consigliere Steve Bannon.

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As Hate Crimes Soar, U.S. Universities at Risk

A tsunami of reports about crimes directed at minorities is coming in from all over the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential win.

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Twilight of the Professors

Historians argue that the post-WWII expansion of higher education turned a generation of would-be intellectual troublemakers into professors. Today, powerful conservatizing trends threaten to make professors as a leftist force in U.S. society extinct within a few decades.

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Why the Notion of the Self-Taught, Self-Made Billionaire Is a Lie

A look at the educational background of the 1 percent reveals that the “rags to riches” narrative we’re fed is a fallacy.

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Student Debt: Blame Lawmakers, Tax-Shirking Rich, War on Drugs, Not Universities

Why is tuition so high in state universities that The New York Times is wondering whether families will go on being able to afford it?

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Truthdigger of the Week: Francisco ‘Papas Fritas’ Tapia

By burning up to $500 million worth of student debt contracts held by a corrupt, for-profit university, the Chilean artist reminds us of the virtue of principled anger.

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How the ‘Starving Student’ Cliche Became a Harrowing Reality

College students aren’t just scrimping and scrounging—they’re actually going hungry.

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Universities Urged to Cut Fossil Fuel Ties

Campaign groups accuse British universities of being too deeply entwined financially with the fossil fuel industry and urge them to divest within the next five years.

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Brown Signs California Dream Act Into Law

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he has signed the California Dream Act, making state financial aid available to undocumented immigrants who choose to attend California universities and community colleges. (more)

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A British Perspective: How U.S. Universities Became Hedge Funds

A U.K. journal offers a great primer on why our public universities—especially California’s—are in such a dismal state these day.

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Troy Jollimore on Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

In a short and powerful manifesto, renowned philosopher and critic Martha Nussbaum issues a passionate call to resist persistent efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product.

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Time to Crack Down on the Student Loan Cesspool

The markers of a mushrooming student loan scandal are identical to so many of the rest: The Bush administration, determined to turn the federal government into a favor bank for its corporate cronies, ignored every indicator that the $85-billion-a-year student loan industry was rife with corruption.

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Supreme Court Upholds Campus Military Recruiting

Colleges and universities that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus, even in the face of the Pentagon’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gay people. John Roberts wrote the 8-0 opinion.

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