Activism

The Politics of Election Day Classes

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Civic-minded students advocate for canceling or excusing absences from classes; many colleges leave the matter up to individual professors.

Backing Expression Over Suppression

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Incidents at Cornell and Harvard illustrate how an administration can affirm free speech over student vandalism -- or staffers' disapproval -- of anti-abortion messages.

New School Sit-In Ends

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Student protesters vacate the dining hall they had occupied for more than 30 hours after President Bob Kerrey agrees to an updated list of demands.

Transparent Boycott Target

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After Washington U. in St. Louis bans the sale of bottled water on campus, other anti-bottle campaigns gain momentum.

On Israel, Shifted Ground

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On many American campuses, the tone and content of discussions and political activity has changed, with a visible growth in pro-Palestinian sentiment.

Where's the SGA President? AIPAC

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WASHINGTON -- The theme of this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference is “relationships matter” -- the significance of which should not be lost on the 193 student government presidents the lobbying group brought here for the occasion, as Jonathan Kessler, AIPAC’s leadership development director, told them Saturday. “Every conversation, every relationship starts somewhere.”

Protest Ends with 'Whoops'

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As of early Friday, everything was going according to plan.

A Tale of Two Posters

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One Asian-American student's parody of another's campaign flier for student government stirs debate about racial stereotyping and political correctness at Tufts.

'We Are Students for Equality'

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WASHINGTON -- Thousands of students from hundreds of colleges converged here Saturday and Sunday for the National Equality March, the first national protest for gay rights in more than a decade.

Students from as far away as the University of Southern California and as close as George Washington University put down their books, rescheduled midterm exams and skipped team practices to bring student voices to the calls for same-sex marriage and an end to the military’s ban on openly gay service members.

Unnatural Enemies

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Leaders of U. of California and its Berkeley campus say they share concerns of students who protest against them. Efforts to form alliances, however, are stymied by recent missteps.

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