Politics (national)

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Complaints

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Exhibit of photographs on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at Stanford U. elicited gripes over its location in the student union as well as its controversial captions.

Is Hyde Park the New Cambridge (for Mocking Liberal Academics)?

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Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, but Republicans are focusing in on his Chicago neighborhood -- and its famous university -- as the way to tag him as liberal. What would Saul Bellow say?

Campus Battlegrounds for the Fall

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With presidential candidates solidified, campus Democrats and Republicans begin to plot their campaigns to reach the student vote -- with Obama and McCain both facing challenges.

Analyzing the Youth Vote

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Gathering considers why students will turn out (or not) this fall.

McCain Comes Out Against Affirmative Action

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In reversal of earlier position, candidate backs state ballot measures to bar public colleges and universities from considering race in admissions and hiring.

Dispatches from Denver, Day 3

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At the Democratic National Convention, faculty are studying the dynamics of power by focusing on protesters, karaoke performers -- oh, and the delegates, too.

Palin on Higher Ed, Earmarks and Science

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McCain's VP pick has generally been supportive of Alaska's universities -- though her record is thin. Her entry into the race also could renew debate on the "politicization" of science.

The 2008 Republican Party Platform

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The document, adopted on Monday, details presumptive nominee John McCain's possible approach to community colleges, financial aid, distance education, Title IX and other issues.

Warning for College Student Voters

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Many criticize a county official's message to Virginia Tech voters as alarmist and misleading. But he says he just wants students to know the possible cons of voting in their college town.

Scenes from St. Paul, Day 3

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A professor comes to town as a delegate, a college rigs up a remote class from the convention and foreign journalism fellows get their first taste of American political theater.

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