Activism

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.

Profiling the American Freshman

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First-year students are talking politics and becoming less moderate in their views, an annual survey finds.

The State of AmeriCorps

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National service program is ratcheting up efforts to get more students involved, just as the Bush budget calls for decrease in funding.

New Support for Community Service

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A new program at Duke U., to promote civic engagement, will fund semester-long volunteer projects for undergraduates.

Unusual Mix of Prayer and Politics

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Yale Divinity School students burn the Ten Commandments and Bill of Rights -- in prayer, not protest.

Slap on the Wrist at Columbia?

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Minimal punishments for students who disrupted speech renew debate over free expression and tolerance.

Dr. Dictator

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Universities rethink honorary degrees once awarded to Zimbabwe’s brutal president.

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