Activism

Gallaudet Shuts Down

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With neither side budging over choice of president, students block access to campus and professors call for her to step aside.

The Complications of Free Speech

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Columbia's president responded to disruption of talk by saying issues were "not complicated," but some students are defending what took place.

Student Volunteerism Is Up

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Number of participants increased by 20 percent from 2002 to 2005, study finds.

Gallaudet's President Has His Say

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For the last few weeks, Gallaudet University has been torn apart by protests -- led by students but joined by faculty, staff and alumni -- over the selection last spring of Jane K. Fernandes, the provost, to succeed I. King Jordan, the university's president for the last 18 years.

Displeased, Not Disaffected

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Poll shows 18- to 24-year-olds are unhappy with the country’s direction and are vowing to vote in record numbers.

Crafting a Youth 'Voter Culture'

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Early precinct tallies collected by two voter mobilization groups showed increased turnout among young voters from the last mid-term election in 2002, with anecdotal reports from across the nation bolstering the early findings.

How Explicit Is Too Explicit?

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Chalked political messages on sidewalks are a campus tradition, but some at Swarthmore say they have gone too far.

Hunger Doesn't Wait

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On Day 25 of a hunger strike at Purdue University, Mark Franciose's fatigue registered even through the phone lines. His tired, quiet voice -- and the sustained pauses in conversation -- conveyed just how much he was struggling to fully wake up early Monday afternoon.

Columbia Protesters Face Penalties (Perhaps)

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In pre-Christmas statement, university officials say students may undergo discipline for disrupting speech -- but offer no details, citing privacy law.

Want a Job? Sorry, It's Too Risky

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It’s no surprise that the University of California at Santa Cruz’s redwood-studded campus wouldn’t exactly be what you would call friendly territory for the military recruiters who annually march through its throngs of protestors to take their seats for otherwise innocuous job fairs.

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