Posts Tagged student activism

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Harvard votes to sanction exclusive all-male social clubs; Reina does a happy dance

This week in things that delight me, the powers that be at Harvard University, my alma mater and one of the world’s most egregious producers of men wearing salmon shorts who are on their way to Wall Street, just voted to sanction members of unrecognized single-gender organizations.

This week in things that delight me, the powers that be at Harvard University, my alma mater and one of the world’s most egregious producers of men wearing salmon shorts who are on their way to ...

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Activists Charged With Sedition as Indian Students Protest For the Right to Dissent

More than 2500 students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India’s preeminent liberal arts university — and the university where I’m currently doing research  — joined together in protest this past weekend.

More than 2500 students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India’s preeminent liberal arts university — and the university where I’m currently doing research  — joined together in protest this past weekend.

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Mizzou football team strikes in solidarity with student protests against president

By now, the news of the Missouri Tigers football team going on strike in solidarity with their Black classmates has enraptured the internet. The student protests are calling for the resignation of the university’s president for his inaction against racism on campus. 

By now, the news of the Missouri Tigers football team going on strike in solidarity with their Black classmates has enraptured the internet. The student protests are calling for the resignation of the university’s president for ...

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Women faculty perform more invisible care work than men

Over at The Chronicle of Higher Ed, a professor writing under the pseudonym Myra Green has an important piece up on the care work that female faculty members, particularly women of color, (are expected to) perform for their colleagues and students.

Over at The Chronicle of Higher Ed, a professor writing under the pseudonym Myra Green has an important piece up on the care work that female faculty members, particularly women of color, (are expected to) ...

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Four things the media gets wrong about the campus gender violence movement

Few modern movements have been as extensively documented as student organizing against gender-based violence. The fact that there’s a lot of coverage doesn’t mean it’s good coverage, though.

Few modern movements have been as extensively documented as student organizing against gender-based violence. The fact that there’s a lot of coverage doesn’t mean it’s good coverage, though.

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Dear media, it’s your fault if you think young feminists only care about campus rape

There are many terrible things happening in the world, of which campus rape isn’t the worst. We should think critically about whose experiences and needs our politicians, press, and public at large prioritize, and about whose we ignore. 

There are many terrible things happening in the world, of which campus rape isn’t the worst. We should think critically about whose experiences and needs our politicians, press, and public at large prioritize, and about whose we ...

Emma Sulkowicz

On Graduation: “Let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us”

“If we were to celebrate anything this graduation — let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us. Let us celebrate our resistance, our capacity to care for each other and for the issues we are passionate about so much we butt heads with the institution, our bonds of solidarity that we have formed with our fellow students, with professors and with staff, that have helped us survive these four years.” —Meghna Sridhar

“If we were to celebrate anything this graduation — let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us. Let us celebrate our resistance, our capacity to care for each other and for the issues we are passionate about so ...

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UCSB student activists tell university: “It’s not on us. It’s on you.”

Joining efforts of student activists at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, students at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) are turning their university’s watered-down “It’s On Us” PR campaign on its head with a radical new statement: “It’s not on us. It’s on you, UCSB.”

Joining efforts of student activists at the University of Chicago and elsewhere, students at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) are turning their university’s watered-down “It’s On Us” PR campaign on its ...

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