Election 2012

Election 2012

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.

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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.
May 24, 2012
The presumptive Republican nominee proposes loosening regulations on for-profit colleges, returning to bank-based student lending and consolidating federal grant programs.
April 5, 2012
A survey suggests the 2012 electorate in swing states cares more about education than it does about the deficit or taxes.
March 19, 2012
Rick Santorum's critiques aren't helpful to the conservative academics he says need support, writes one of them, Matthew Woessner.
March 9, 2012
He questions whether higher ed is necessary for everyone, and calls colleges godless, but in the Senate, the candidate had a history of supporting colleges.
February 29, 2012
So far, the Republican front-runner has said little about colleges. But as governor, he quarreled with the UMass president, and more recently he has praised for-profit colleges.
February 27, 2012
Republican candidate repeats claim that Obama is "snob" for wanting all Americans to go to college, but in 2006 he seemed to endorse the same idea. And in 2008, he said Satan had his greatest success in academe.
January 16, 2012
Romney gets scrutiny for praise of for-profit college led by campaign donor. Biden angers faculty by suggesting their salaries force tuition up. Gingrich attacks fluency in French.
December 21, 2011
Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich is unique in the field for his academic past -- and for some of the ideas he has put forward.
November 17, 2011
The small subsidies that Texas and other states give to undocumented students to attend public colleges more than pay off for the public, writes Ronald Trowbridge.

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