The Top Twelve Student Activism Stories to Watch This Year (Part Four)

by VanessaVaile

Make these campaigns part of #CEW2013. Standing with student activists should be a top #adjunct priority

The 2013-14 academic year is shaping up to be a pivotal one for the American student movement. Developments both on-campus and off promise to shape the landscape of higher ed organizing in huge ways.

All this week I’ve been posting about the big upcoming stories I’ve got my eye on as the fall semester gets underway. On Tuesday I put up the first set — on Janet Napolitano’s new position at the head of the University of California system, the rise of divestment campaigns targeting Israeli policies and fossil fuels, and the new tuition alternative proposals being floated in Oregon and elsewhere. Wednesday I wrote about President Obama’s plans for higher education funding, the possible resurgence of campus occupations as a student organizing tactic, and the future of the United States Student Association, and Thursday I discussed the Dream Defenders, student voting rights restrictions, and student debt organizing.

That’s nine, which…

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