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How will Harvard influence the divestment movement?

The university’s commitment to end indirect legacy investments in fossil fuels captured attention all over the world. Now higher education officials and climate activists are contemplating what the decision might mean for them.

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Young libertarians protest vaccine mandates on campus

Young Americans for Liberty organizes protests and petitions on 23 public campuses, arguing the organization “is not anti-vaccine, but rather anti-vaccine mandate.”

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FIRE launches new database for tracking attacks on speech

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education says threats against scholars’ speech rights increasingly come from students -- and from the political left.

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Calls for universities to end their contracts with U.S. immigration agency

Protests and petitions call on universities to end their contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Claremont McKenna suspends 5 students for blocking a speech

Claremont McKenna announces punishments for those who prevented an audience from hearing Heather Mac Donald, an author whose views on criminal justice they call racist.

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Violent protests by visiting mob lead Berkeley to cancel speech by Milo Yiannopoulos

California campus is latest to be inflamed by protests -- reportedly fueled by visiting mob from off the campus -- over appearances by the Breitbart writer and provocateur. UPDATE: Trump suggests university should lose federal funds.

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Flag burnings and taking down flags return as protest tactics

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As postelection protests continue, tactic people associate with the Vietnam era returns -- and so does debate about symbolism, patriotism and history.

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Debate grows over national anthem at college events

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Debate grows about athletes who kneel during national anthem. Football players at Indiana State and Tulsa join movement. Texas chancellor urges students to stand and face flag.

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Students, colleges and academic groups respond to a week of tragedies

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A roundup of student protests, college vigils, controversies and academic groups' responses to a week of shooting deaths.

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Confusion surrounds student voting effort linked to White House

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A new initiative designed to challenge colleges to get students involved in the democratic process is questioned for perceived ties to the White House.

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