Activism

'We Are Students for Equality'

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of students from hundreds of colleges converged here Saturday and Sunday for the National Equality March, the first national protest for gay rights in more than a decade.

Students from as far away as the University of Southern California and as close as George Washington University put down their books, rescheduled midterm exams and skipped team practices to bring student voices to the calls for same-sex marriage and an end to the military’s ban on openly gay service members.

Unnatural Enemies

Leaders of U. of California and its Berkeley campus say they share concerns of students who protest against them. Efforts to form alliances, however, are stymied by recent missteps.

New Wave of Student Activism

Are the protests in California the start of a new national movement for access and affordability?

A Violent Shift

Protesters attack home of Berkeley chancellor, escalating tensions and setting off debate on tactics.

Just Did It

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

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

Is Heckling a Right?

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

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

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

March on Everywhere!

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

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