The 2012 Election

The 2012 Election
Nov 07, 2012
In many ways, President Obama's re-election represents a continuation. But he has already hinted at some of his higher education plans for his second term.


September 4, 2012
The Democrats' positions on higher education center on what the administration has done.
September 4, 2012
Gathering in Charlotte attracts representatives from across academe, including two of tonight's speakers.
August 31, 2012
Newt Gingrich teaches Newt U. from GOP convention, and the classes are streamed online by KAPx, a new MOOC platform from Kaplan.
August 30, 2012
Higher education got plenty of notice in the GOP's presidential platform. Not so much at the convention, either from Republicans, students or protesters.
August 29, 2012
GOP's party platform calls out colleges for political and scientific bias, as well as out of control tuition hikes. It also takes a hard line on immigration and affirmative action.
August 13, 2012
Romney's running mate is architect of a budget plan that would impose deep cuts on research and financial aid.
July 23, 2012
Advisers to the president and his Republican challenger debate student loans, Pell Grants and regulation at a financial aid conference.
June 29, 2012
Backlash to "college for all" heats up, again, thanks to the recession and presidential election. The counter-narrative sells in the media, and could hurt public funding of colleges.
June 12, 2012
In an attempt to be more timely and relevant, Princeton plans to publish early chapters of forthcoming book on 2012 election in electronic form, free.
June 4, 2012
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has targeted employee unions. But UW-Madison’s graduate student association chose not to endorse his opponent.



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