Politics (national)

A Standout Sit-In

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U. of Southern California's decisive response to sit-in raises questions about how officials deal with disruptive student tactics.

Higher Ed and 2008

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Presidential candidates start offering specific plans, especially on student loans, and groups seek more attention for education issues.

Documentation for the Undocumented?

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Immigration reform package would offer path toward permanent legal status to college students lacking residency rights in U.S.

IRS Draws Lines for Political Advocacy

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As campaign gears up, agency guides colleges and other nonprofits on avoiding inappropriate interaction with candidates and voters.

A More Deliberative Democracy

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U. of New Hampshire establishes network to change tenor of national discourse -- and improve campus decision making.

Democratic Hopefuls Add to Higher Ed Platforms

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Clinton focuses on college preparation and outreach for disadvantaged; Edwards proposes savings plans.

Voter Ed -- Of, For and By Students

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Group looks to use education, not pop culture, to get young people excited about voting in '08 -- and to make sure they can.

Reframing the Debate About What Professors Say

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AAUP releases principles to defend rights of faculty members against those calling for anti-indoctrination or balancing measures.

Mr. Rumsfeld Goes to Stanford

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University's professors take to the (virtual) streets after the Hoover Institution announces its newest distinguished visiting fellow, the former secretary of defense.

Watch Out Whom You Invite to Speak ...

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Or you may also invite the wrath of Congress. A House Republican seeks to cut off federal aid to Columbia University over speech by Iran's president.

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