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College Students Protest New Professor—David Petraeus

CUNY lecture picketed by students, staff

(Newser) - The City University of New York may have dropped the salary of its new "visiting professor" David Petraeus from $200,000 to $1 , but that hasn't silenced critics of his appointment. Petraeus' teaching appearance at the uni last week drew some 100 protestors, reports the Guardian . "A... More »

150K Join Tiananmen Vigil in Hong Kong

(Newser) - An annual vigil marking the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre brought a record 150,000 people to a park in Hong Kong, the only place in China to mark the event, reports the BBC. “It is something to remember not only for our generation but for the... More »

College Students Dig Farm Internships

(Newser) - Liberal arts students are ditching traditional summer internships of office coffee-fetching for life on the land, reports the New York Times. As part of a generation well-versed in Michael Pollan's attack on industrial agriculture and interested in social change, these students see organic farm work as a political statement. "... More »

The Twilight of Students' Radical Reading

What happened to Sylvia Plath and Allen Ginsberg?

(Newser) - A few decades ago, college kids turned to radicals to satisfy their literary thirst, but on today’s campuses, “you're more likely to hear a werewolf howl than Allen Ginsberg,” writes Ron Charles in the Washington Post. Other than Barack Obama’s tomes, the bestselling books among college... More »

New Clues in '68 Mexico Massacre

Snipers provoked military into attacking protesters ahead of Olympics

(Newser) - Before there was Tiananmen Square, there was Tlatelolco Plaza. Just 10 days ahead of the 1968 Mexico City Games, army guns fired on a burgeoning movement of student protesters, setting off a government massacre—of anywhere from a handful to 3,000 students—that remains shrouded in mystery to this... More »

Student Tasered at Kerry Speech

Senior zapped and arrested for disrupting U of Florida forum

(Newser) - Police Tasered and arrested a University of Florida student after his belligerent questioning of John Kerry during a campus event last night. Andrew Meyer, who has a history of recording his own pranks, spent the night in jail after pressing Kerry beyond his allotted time, the AP reports. Officers removed... More »

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