Politics (national)

IRS Draws Lines for Political Advocacy

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As campaign gears up, agency guides colleges and other nonprofits on avoiding inappropriate interaction with candidates and voters.

A More Deliberative Democracy

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U. of New Hampshire establishes network to change tenor of national discourse -- and improve campus decision making.

Democratic Hopefuls Add to Higher Ed Platforms

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Clinton focuses on college preparation and outreach for disadvantaged; Edwards proposes savings plans.

Voter Ed -- Of, For and By Students

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Group looks to use education, not pop culture, to get young people excited about voting in '08 -- and to make sure they can.

Reframing the Debate About What Professors Say

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AAUP releases principles to defend rights of faculty members against those calling for anti-indoctrination or balancing measures.

Mr. Rumsfeld Goes to Stanford

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University's professors take to the (virtual) streets after the Hoover Institution announces its newest distinguished visiting fellow, the former secretary of defense.

Watch Out Whom You Invite to Speak ...

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Or you may also invite the wrath of Congress. A House Republican seeks to cut off federal aid to Columbia University over speech by Iran's president.

Clinton's College Plan

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Sen. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front runner for president in 2008, unveiled a college aid plan Thursday that would pour $8 billion a year in new funds into an expanded tuition tax credit, bigger Pell Grants, support for community colleges, and work force training, among other things. It would also require public colleges to set multiyear tuition rates to help families better plan to pay for college and compel them to publish information about the employment rates and earnings of their students upon graduation (proposals that even the Spellings Commission might love).

Millennials, Unspun

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A series of focus groups finds that today's college students are involved in civic activism but distrustful of the political system's polarization and opacity.

The Conservative Pipeline Problem

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Study suggests that the lack of ideological diversity among professors can be traced in part to reasons (other than bias) why right-leaning undergrads don't pursue Ph.D.'s.

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