Politics (national)

Scenes from St. Paul, Day 3

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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

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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

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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

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

A Strike Against Labor

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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

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

Stem Cell Politics Shift to Michigan

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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

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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?

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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.

Obama on Higher Ed

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President-elect has called for reform of loan programs, a tuition tax credit in exchange for service, new investments in research, and a broader concept of affirmative action.


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