Politics (national)

Millennials, Unspun

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A series of focus groups finds that today's college students are involved in civic activism but distrustful of the political system's polarization and opacity.

The Conservative Pipeline Problem

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Study suggests that the lack of ideological diversity among professors can be traced in part to reasons (other than bias) why right-leaning undergrads don't pursue Ph.D.'s.

Historians Team Up to Back Obama

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In unusual move for this stage of a campaign, scholars join those issuing endorsements and trying to rally support.

Voting With Their Mice

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Two business school students turn a class project into an Internet startup that lets students poll their own campuses.

Presidential Politics and the Student Vote

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Obama, Giuliani have support of 18-24 year olds, who also like idea of a major third-party candidate, twice-yearly survey from Harvard's Institute of Politics shows.

What They Saw in Arkansas

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16 years after Bill Clinton, another "education governor" seeks the presidency. A look at the Huckabee record on higher ed.

Standoff Near the Border

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Texas-Brownsville refuses to let federal government prepare to build a fence that would separate parts of its campus.

A University President Backs McCain

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Public higher ed leaders rarely endorse, especially in primaries, so decision by U. of Florida chief surprises many. But he's not alone in aligning early.

Professors for ... Hoover?

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As scholarly groups line up behind presidential candidates in 2008, law journal shows that the academic punditocracy has been around for generations.

Nobama?

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One university won't open its doors. Another declines to show a documentary. It isn't personal, but fears over IRS rules and perceived bias are at the heart of recent Obama snubs.

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