Student Movement

On 50th Anniversary of Student Uprising, Columbia Grad Students Strike

Teaching assistants and research assistants at the university are demanding better pay and sexual harassment protections. This week’s strike comes 50 years to the day after 700 Columbia students were arrested in protest of the Vietnam War and the school’s expansion into Harlem neighborhoods.

Graduate Students Stand Against the GOP Tax Bill

If enacted into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would force graduate students in the US to count their tuition waivers as “taxable income,” and have to pay federal income tax on said figures, which can be as high as $50,000 depending on the institution.

Letter for Support of the Moroccan Student Movement

In this letter to an international audience, student activists in Morocco ask for solidarity in their struggle against the Moroccan government’s crackdown on students’ unions and democracy within the university system.

Books and Barricades: The Revolt in Brazilian Schools

More than 1,000 high schools and universities are currently being occupied by Brazilian students. Why are they occupying and what can this tell us about the current political situation in Brazil?