UNC Students Protesting Silent Sam Launch Economic Boycott

UNC Students Protesting Silent Sam Launch Economic Boycott

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Student organizers seeking the removal of a Confederate soldier statue at North Carolina’s flagship public university have embarked on a monthlong boycott of commercial goods on campus. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the boycott launched Monday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a social mediaRead more about UNC Students Protesting Silent Sam Launch Economic Boycott[…]

College Towns Feel Pinch From Rental Sites Such As Airbnb

College Towns Feel Pinch From Rental Sites Such As Airbnb

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Time was when renting an apartment in one of this college town’s funky triple-deckers or two-family homes wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Now, renting in Cambridge can feel like that – something critics say is made tougher by short-term rental websites like Airbnb, through which property owners can make moreRead more about College Towns Feel Pinch From Rental Sites Such As Airbnb[…]

Frat at Cornell University to Close Amid Beating Probe

Frat at Cornell University to Close Amid Beating Probe

ITHACA, N.Y. — A national fraternity says it will close its Cornell University chapter in the wake of an investigation into an attack against a Black student by a white student that police say may have been racially motivated. Psi Upsilon’s alumni board of governors told the Ivy League school on Tuesday that the chapterRead more about Frat at Cornell University to Close Amid Beating Probe[…]

Trump’s UN Speech: Rhetoric of a Dictator

Trump’s UN Speech: Rhetoric of a Dictator

I have a degree is in Political Science w/ emphasis in International Relations and a minor in Psychology. Yesterday’s UN rant by Trump is inexplicable to me. I just witnessed decades of work, peacebuilding, and international cooperation be flushed down the tubes in the literal center of international diplomacy. To call another leader “Rocket Man”Read more about Trump’s UN Speech: Rhetoric of a Dictator[…]

Facts Favor Jemele Hill Over Trump

Facts Favor Jemele Hill Over Trump

Last week, Jemele Hill set twitter and much of the media world on fire. Indeed, the internet was ablaze when she tweeted “Donald Trump is white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists.” As one can imagine, such a comment did not go down too well in conservative media and other right-wingRead more about Facts Favor Jemele Hill Over Trump[…]

Organizations Call for DeVos to Halt Student Loan Policy Changes

Organizations Call for DeVos to Halt Student Loan Policy Changes

The regulatory changes being pursued by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the student loan arena could “spell disaster for students of color who are too often exploited in consumer lending,” a group of 39 organizations said Tuesday in a letter to DeVos. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos “As it stands, the student loan servicingRead more about Organizations Call for DeVos to Halt Student Loan Policy Changes[…]

Report: Higher Ed Must Factor In Growing Single Mother Student Population

Report: Higher Ed Must Factor In Growing Single Mother Student Population

Two-parent households are dwindling in the United States, with four out of 10 children being born to a single mother, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Between 1999 and 2012, the number of single mothers attending college has nearly doubled. Dr. Barbara Gault “Because single mothers are aRead more about Report: Higher Ed Must Factor In Growing Single Mother Student Population[…]

Uniting the Left

Uniting the Left

I have been planning on writing this article for a while but I always felt that this topic was big enough to write an entire book on. It only consists of two core sets of issues that are important in our society, after all. But I finally am writing this because I feel that itRead more about Uniting the Left[…]