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A group of Bard students stand holding voting buttons and cards about the 26th Amendment.

A N.Y. Law Mandates Campus Polling Sites. Why Are There Still So Few?

Activists were excited about a law requiring polling places on campuses with more than 300 registered voters. But its implementation has proven slow and erratic.

A group of multiracial students talk in the library.

Teaching Students to Disagree Respectfully

Students say they are hesitant to engage in discussions on complicated topics. Here are some ways colleges and universities are teaching them to participate confidently in constructive dialogues with their peers.

A photograph of protesting students holding signs on the University of Alabama at Birmingham's campus.

As Alabama Republicans Target DEI, They Propose ‘Gag Order’ on Professors

Free speech groups and students have raised alarm about a bill that flew through the state’s Senate last week and awaits action in the House.

Protest at Berkeley

Business as usual or cause for alarm?

The gate at the entrance to the UC Berkeley campus, with a handful of people cycling and walking beneath it.

Israeli Speaker Canceled, Event Evacuated at UC Berkeley

Violent pro-Palestinian protests prompted officials to shut down a talk by an Israeli lawyer.

students protesting

College Leaders Crack Down on Student Protests

MIT, Stanford and Brown have taken tougher steps to restrict and punish student protesters, prompting criticism by free speech advocates and the demonstrators themselves.

Northwestern Students Face Charges for Newspaper Parody

Editor's note: This story was updated Feb. 9 at 11:10 a.m. to reflect new information. Charges were dropped against two...
Quote from President Burwell overlaid on photo of students protesting

American University Bans Indoor Protests

Administrators say the new policy was a necessary response to antisemitism, but many faculty members, students and free speech advocates fear it will chill free speech on campus.