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Students sit in at University of Washington

At least 25 students were arrested after occupying a campus administrative building in protest of the University of Washington's contract with Sodexo, a giant food service provider.

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New legislation weaponizes Texas classrooms

The Texas Senate approved, in a 19 to 12 vote, a bill to allow the carrying of concealed handguns on public college campuses.

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"Study-in" becomes "lock-in" and a professor speaks out

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - On April 27, nine students launched a "study-in" at the office of Rutgers University president Richard L. McCormick. The students soon found themselves in a kind of "lock in" as they were not allowed to retrieve their back packs or get food from supporters outside.

Michigan students exposed to high levels of pollution

A new study reveals that most of Michigan's public school students are exposed to high levels of pollution and GOP lawmakers there are ignoring  steps to correct the problem.

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Attack on Missouri labor studies threatens academic freedom

The University of Missouri St. Louis may garner the reputation as a hostile place to work and learn for refusing, so far, to stand up to an attack on students, teachers and academic freedom.

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Students in the fight against funding cuts

Recently H.R.1 passed in congress cutting $60 billion from the federal budget. One of the programs hit hardest is the Pell Grant program which was stripped of $5.7 billion.

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At Michigan commencement, protest slams budget-cutting governor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Up in the sky, a plane floated a banner reading, "Some cuts never heal" as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder gave the University of Michigan commencement address on Saturday.

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Gay and straight teens less likely to commit suicide in liberal areas

A break-through study involved 32,000 Oregon high school student.

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Students, faculty occupy building to protest cuts

Students and faculty at California State University in East Bay marched to administration offices, then occupied the building in protest.

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Lawmakers back plan to end deportations of children, families

In a Capitol Hill press conference, Rep. Luis  Gutierrez outlined a plan to push for the use of administrative adjustments to stop the deportation and break-up of immigrant families.

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