Lots of student-related news recently for a sleepy early August — Chile’s campus activists have intensified their campaign, youth riots are spreading across Britain, Wisconsin’s progressive uprising has won a historic pair of recall victories (but apparently failed, barely, to swing the balance in their state senate). Meanwhile a new report slams financial practices at the University of California and the federal government sues one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges.

So why is this the first you’re reading about all this here? Because I’m on the road.

I’m smack in the middle of a two-week camping road trip with my kids that’s taking us to visit family in Michigan, historical/cultural sites in Tennessee (which one is Graceland, again?), and Niagara Falls in New York. As I write this, it’s dawn in Ann Arbor, I’m on my sister’s guest bed, and I’m almost done packing up for the long haul to Memphis.

I’m still updating a fair amount on Twitter over at @studentactivism, and I’m hoping to get some posting in before the end of the trip, but that depends on WiFi access and a bunch of other stuff. See you soon, one way or another.