Politics (national)

Warning for College Student Voters

Many criticize a county official's message to Virginia Tech voters as alarmist and misleading. But he says he just wants students to know the possible cons of voting in their college town.

Scenes from St. Paul, Day 3

A professor comes to town as a delegate, a college rigs up a remote class from the convention and foreign journalism fellows get their first taste of American political theater.

Student Activists Atwitter

It's not just Barack Obama's campaign that's taking advantage of energetic young activists and social networking technologies. A peek at the Republican college movement.

Beware the Button Police

U. of Illinois tells professors they can't have bumper stickers or attend campus political rallies -- but then says it will use "common sense" on enforcement.

Barriers to Student Voting

Congressional panel examines obstacles to registration and other legal issues affecting college students who want to vote in national elections.

A Strike Against Labor

With veto of $5.4 million in funds for U. of California labor studies programs, Schwarzenegger issues latest salvo in long-running fight over research arm's perceived partisanship.

Poster Policy Unites Obama and McCain Supporters

Following uproar, UT Austin suspends rule barring window decorations one day after students displaying signs faced punishment.

Stem Cell Politics Shift to Michigan

State's voters will decide whether to ease laws to allow universities to conduct more of the promising but controversial research on embryos.

In Defense of Ayers

A group of professors sign a petition supporting William Ayers, the former antiwar activist and Illinois-Chicago faculty member who has been thrust into the presidential campaign.

Security Threat or Political Threat?

U. of Nebraska blocks visit by William Ayers, a professor McCain campaign can't stop talking about. University cites safety, but some are dubious and see threat to academic freedom.

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