Activism

Student protests this year broaden beyond issues of race

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Race is still a prominent issue in this semester's rallies and sit-ins, but students are also pushing issues related to campus employees, foreign policy, state laws on sexual orientation and more -- and linking the various topics.

Duke tries to end protest that has occupied administration building for days

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Anger over the fallout from a powerful administrator hitting an employee with his car leads to takeover of administration building and debate over treatment of workers. University makes concessions, but sit-in continues. At Ohio State, a sit-in starts and ends.

Oxford activists issue new demands after university announces it won't remove statue of Rhodes

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After U of Oxford rejects student demands to remove a statue of Cecil John Rhodes, protesters issue a new set of demands related to racial issues on campus.

Williams students revoke invitation to speaker who criticizes feminism

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Alumni fund speakers who represent views that may make students uncomfortable. Did Suzanne Venker fit that category too well?

Student activists spur sexual assault complaints, but some say Education Department is overstepping its bounds

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Student activists have shined a national spotlight on sexual assault on campuses, but others are encouraging colleges to fight back against federal rules they say are overreaching.

Students question whether canceling classes helps address social justice issues

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Dartmouth and Oberlin canceled classes to address controversial speech and racism with a day of forums. Some students and others question whether approach is appropriate or effective.

As allegations fly, Amherst College tries to counter sexual assault issues

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An account of a rape at Amherst, and of the way officials there didn't provide support, leads others to come forward -- and the college to try to fix what's broken.

Colleges help students deal with state voter ID laws

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With the election approaching, colleges in states with strict voter ID laws are doing what they can to get students the information they need.

Student protests raise philosophical and practical issues

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Student protests of Chick-fil-A are similar to previous movements against campus vendors, but have taken off with greater speed.

David Horowitz's new campaign sets off protests and condemnations

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David Horowitz's campaign -- posters with names of students and professors backing Israel boycott -- condemned as intimidation and leads to students blocking car carrying president of San Diego State U.

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