2012 Election

2012 Election
Jun 01, 2017
A Princeton professor who recently criticized Trump in a commencement speech cancels planned public speaking events, saying she's received death threats for her comments.


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.

January 24, 2012

Mitt Romney singled out the university while praising for-profits as cost-effective. Full Sail graduates 78 percent of its students, but is it really the better value Romney suggested?

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 15, 2011

Student debt has emerged as a major focus of the protests. Some worry that prospective students are hearing the wrong message -- while others see important shifts in the political debate about borrowing.

October 4, 2011

Republican contender is sparring with universities, as he has in past with community colleges. But with defense of undocumented students and an open door, 2-year colleges say he works well with them.


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