Britain's faculty union -- widely criticized for two previous votes calling for the ostracizing of Israeli academe -- passes measure urging professors to think about the appropriateness of ties to Israel.
Glance around the world and in nearly every corner of the globe, you'll find countries searching for a way to expand higher education capacity with insufficient public resources. From Australia and New Zealand to the United States, the challenges sound very much the same.
Waving placards with slogans including "Where’s your (arts and) humanity?" "Knowledge: £9,000 per annum," and "Students are broke: the system is broken," demonstrators marched from Whitehall, through Westminster and along Millbank.
The protest, which took place under the banner "Fund Our Future: Stop Education Cuts," rang out with the chant: "No ifs, no buts, no education cuts."
It was organized by the University and College Union and the National Union of Students, with estimates of the number of participants varying from 25,000 to over 50,000.