Opinion

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After Supreme Court decision, "Being Black at U of M" just got harder

In my first political science class at U of M, I quickly realized  I was only one of a handful of African American students in a lecture class of 200.

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Obama outlines proposals to make college affordable

President Obama forcefully brought the issue of student loan debt before an overflow crowd at the University of Buffalo's Alumni arena.

MOOCs heralded as free online education, but how free is free?

Dangling a "solution" like MOOCs for low-income students relying on public universities to attain degrees and well-paying jobs is predatory.

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The reverse discrimination farce

History repeats itself: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. So it goes for the Supreme Court case on affirmative action and campus diversity, Fisher v. University of Texas.

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Victory of the football refs tells a tale of two lessons

The victory of the referees the greed of the team owners means much more than just a football season getting back on track. There are two big lessons to be learned.

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NFL settlement a victory for unions, solidarity

This labor battle has touched off a national debate about the treatment of workers and their unions.

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NCAA's Penn State punishment raises questions

If the NCAA believes in making education a priority, then why is it taking away scholarships from up to 80 student athletes over the duration of the penalty?

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Graduation day

Melvin Pelvin showed society that a young black man with plenty of swag can do whatever he puts his mind to!