2012 Election

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.


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.

May 24, 2012

NLRB request suggests push to reconsider the landmark decision that effectively killed unionization of private college faculty members.

May 15, 2012

California's governor lays out deep "trigger cuts" to higher education if a tax hike fails in November. But business leaders and one faculty union appear unlikely to back the tax plan.

May 3, 2012

In the first weeks of the 2012 campaign, Obama and Romney focused not on economic or foreign issues but on the student loan interest rate. Could student debt play a significant role in this year's elections?

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 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 30, 2012

President Obama lays out details for his plan to hold colleges accountable for rising prices, with ramifications beyond the election this fall.


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