Activism

Just Did It

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Despite student criticism of Nike’s labor practices, University of Washington provost joins company’s corporate board, saying she'll be force for change.

Issue of Space, Not Speech

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U. of Oregon considers forcing a pro-Nazi, anti-Semitic group's meetings out of the campus student union.

Is Heckling a Right?

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Incident at Irvine prompts debate over whether repeatedly interrupting a campus speaker is an exercise of free expression or the suppression of free expression.

Protesters Receive Coy Embrace

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March 4 demonstrations across California and nation will call for greater higher ed support, but college leaders give tepid public endorsement to volatile grass roots movement.

Spring Break in a Disaster Zone

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Despite warnings urging them to stay home, college students plan trips to earthquake-damaged Haiti.

March on Everywhere!

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Protesters from all sectors of education rally across the nation, and the Bay Area increasingly resembles the center of a movement.

Fault Lines

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Budget cuts are taking their toll on City College of San Francisco, where limited course offerings bar student access and unfilled vacancies leave jobs undone.

Capital City Rumble

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Years of political infighting between unions, lawmakers and system leaders come to a head at California State, and Sacramento is a particular hot spot.

Virtual Sit-In

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On March 4, as thousands of students and faculty across California took to the streets to protest budget cuts and tuition increases across the state’s university system, Ricardo Dominguez, an associate professor of visual arts at the San Diego campus, engineered a demonstration of a different kind.

Bottom Line Protest Strategy

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Student activists have spent decades making a moral case for colleges to divest from controversial companies, and the failures of that line of argument have far outnumbered successes. Hoping to turn the tide, United Students Against Sweatshops will begin a new sort of campaign today, making the case that some of the nation’s elite universities actually lose money by investing with a powerful hotel management company charged with unfair labor practices.

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