Politics (national)

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.

So What About Those Student Voters?

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With many on campuses flocking to the polls, some were frustrated by long lines and other voting obstacles.

On Historic Day, Political Scientists Take the Long View

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How do academics respond to a unique, precedent-shattering election? Insist it was predicted by entirely ordinary models.

Colleges Plan for Obama Inaugural

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Colleges and universities will celebrate and observe the upcoming presidential inauguration -- on campus and in Washington.

Making Human Rights More Scientific

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AAAS launches group aimed not only at protecting rights of scientists, but of bringing scholarly expertise to broader humanitarian efforts.

Mixing Partying and Politics

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As they fête Obama's historic inauguration, advocates for historically black colleges urge the president-elect to prioritize them in his stimulus package.

Anti-Israel Prof Loses Post at Bard

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Joel Kovel denounces process to faculty colleagues, but some point to his disorganization or the economy as being more decisive than his politics in the case.

Protest Ends with 'Whoops'

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As of early Friday, everything was going according to plan.

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