Politics (national)

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.

Clinton's College Plan

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Sen. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front runner for president in 2008, unveiled a college aid plan Thursday that would pour $8 billion a year in new funds into an expanded tuition tax credit, bigger Pell Grants, support for community colleges, and work force training, among other things. It would also require public colleges to set multiyear tuition rates to help families better plan to pay for college and compel them to publish information about the employment rates and earnings of their students upon graduation (proposals that even the Spellings Commission might love).

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.


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