Melissa Key

Jewish groups claim discrimination on campuses

A number of pro-Israeli and civil rights advocates called on public officials last week to act against anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias on college campuses. At a Nov. 18 hearing before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, representatives of four Jewish and education rights groups said that anti-Semitism at American colleges and universities is a widespread […]

Congress to finalize $14.3B in student aid cuts

Student activists are mobilizing to put a last minute stop to billions of dollars in student aid cuts after a pair of mixed votes in Congress last week. On Nov. 22, the House of Representatives voted to reject a major higher education spending bill that would haven frozen financial aid at 2005 levels, a surprising […]

Students losing faith in political engagement, study finds

College students, like other Americans, are giving President Bush the lowest approval ratings of his presidency, according to a study by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. The study, which surveyed about 1,200 college students across the country, found that students are less likely than they were a year ago to believe that “political engagement is […]