Politics (national)

'A Home Elsewhere'

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For over three decades, Robert Burns Stepto has been writing about and teaching African American literature. His book From Behind the Veil: A Study of Afro-American Narrative (University of Illinois Press), which focuses on several autobiographies of and novels about young black men growing up in America, was first published in 1979.

Colleges and the Governors' Races

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With state budget shortfalls likely to hit $180 billion in 2011, the incoming governors -- a potentially record-size pool of brand-new state chiefs -- will have a lot to take on when they take office in January. Jobs and the economy have dwarfed all other campaign issues, and higher education -- despite its link to economic development -- is unlikely to be a focal point in this year’s elections.

Politics or Civility?

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New sociology research suggests that nonpolitical campus characteristics may influence whether conservative students thrive with or feel intimidated by faculty at overwhelmingly liberal institutions.

Civic School Spirit

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In a systemwide campaign, the City University of New York is using campus spirit as an impetus for voter participation on its 23 campuses and beyond.

High Stakes in Ohio

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In a state that has seen aggressive higher education changes under the incumbent governor, colleges have a lot riding on the upcoming election for Ohio's next leader.

Election Eve Misstep

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Head of advocacy group for black colleges says that pro-Obama ad e-mailed from her organization was sent in error.

Anxious About Tuesday

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With conservatives flexing muscles, midterm election ballot measures could further limit funds for cash-strapped colleges, and spread affirmative action ban to Arizona.

Competition or Set-Aside?

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One hundred million dollars can make a big impact -- especially at a struggling academic hospital. That’s why more than a half dozen colleges have applied for a federal grant that Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-Connecticut) inserted into the health care overhaul bill last year. But the grant in question, which would finance construction at a university hospital, has been mired in controversy because of Dodd’s ties to one applicant: the University of Connecticut.

Ivory Tea

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Tea Party movement brews a small but feisty voice on college campuses.

Block the Vote

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College students push back as Republican-led legislatures in New Hampshire and elsewhere aim to limit student balloting.

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