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November 20, 2015 2 Comments

Social Media Helps Drive New Generation Of College Protesters

Protests in favor of greater diversity and racial awareness on college campuses have spread across the country.

November 19, 2015 3 Comments

Wisconsin Man Asks High Court To Take Up Student Loan Debt Case

Mark Tetzlaff, 57, has filed a petition with the Supreme Court in hopes of having his student loans written off in bankruptcy court.

November 18, 2015 2 Comments

Students At French-American School In San Francisco Reflect On Paris Attacks

Our partners at Youth Radio visited the French American International School to find out how students are processing the news.

November 17, 2015 3 Comments

Students At Southern Methodist University Rally Against Racial Discrimination

About 150 students held a “blackout” to support students at the University of Missouri and call attention to issues on their own campus.

November 13, 2015 Comment

Racial Politics And The New College Activism

Protests against racial and cultural insensitivity are planned on more than 20 college campuses around the country this weekend.

November 13, 2015 7 Comments

Protests Over Diversity Reach Ithaca College

The president of the small New York college faces confidence votes after recent racial incidents and what some call failed leadership.

November 13, 2015 4 Comments

Claremont McKenna Is Latest Campus Roiled By Race Debate

The school’s dean of students resigned yesterday, after controversy over an email she sent to a Latino student.

November 13, 2015 12 Comments

Searching For Solutions In The Student Debt Debate

Wrapping up our series on student loan debt are two reporters who have covered the issue for years.

November 12, 2015 19 Comments

Mizzou Protesters And Journalists Clash Over First Amendment Rights

A video of the protests at the University of Missouri shows student protesters and staff trying to eject student journalists.

November 12, 2015 28 Comments

Paying For College In An Era Of Soaring Student Debt

For many graduating high school students and their families, paying for college can be harder than getting in.

November 11, 2015 62 Comments

Free Speech Vs. Political Correctness On College Campuses

While many applaud the student protests, some are questioning whether college campuses have become overly sensitive.

November 11, 2015 19 Comments

The Role Of Public Universities In Making College Affordable

Mitch Daniels, who was governor of Indiana from 2005 to 2013 and is now the president of Purdue University, joins us to discuss this.

November 10, 2015 3 Comments

Study Finds U.S. High School Dropout Rate Declining

The report credits federal policy and stronger schools, but some say that certain states have also eased graduation requirements.

November 10, 2015 45 Comments

Vassar College President On Keeping Higher Ed Affordable

Catharine Bond Hill says it’s impossible to separate the rising cost of higher education from broader economic trends like income inequality.

November 9, 2015 35 Comments

Mizzou President Resigns Over Handling Of Racial Issues

Students have been complaining for months about racial slurs and other offensive incidents at the University of Missouri.

November 9, 2015 5 Comments

Ford Foundation Making Cuts To Focus On Inequality

Darren Walker, the president of the second-largest private grant-maker in the U.S., is spelling out a new vision.

November 9, 2015 5 Comments

More Universities Are Adding Drone Programs

The murky and evolving regulations for flying drones present hurdles to giving students hands-on piloting experience.

November 9, 2015 27 Comments

2 Young Adults Share Their Student Loan Debt Stories

Joelle Stangler will graduate next year with $30,000 in debt, and Kristin Bastian managed to right her financial course after defaulting.

November 5, 2015 7 Comments

Student Loan Burden Sows Fear Of Debt Bubble

New data shows nearly one in 10 recent graduates making payments on their student loans defaulted within two years.

November 5, 2015 6 Comments

Troubled Ferguson Schools Try Something New: Chess

With private funding, the district has introduced chess clubs, in hopes of improving academic performance and reading skills.


Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.

November 24 3 Comments

Sam Sifton’s Tips For A Happy, Delicious Thanksgiving For All

The New York Times' food editor talks about his favorite dishes and how to accommodate everyone without going crazy.

November 23 3 Comments

James Taylor Is ‘Gobsmacked’ By Medal Of Freedom Honor

The five-time Grammy winner looks back on his career, ahead of receiving the country's highest civilian honor.

November 23 28 Comments

How To Travel While Black During Jim Crow

A postal worker created a guide for black travelers that was published almost every year from 1936 to 1966.