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.

To Students, Congress Tops 'American Idol'

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College students are regularly criticized as being ignorant, self-absorbed and interested only in pop culture. But a new national study -- conducted by Tufts University researchers -- found that students know more about politics and civic life than many fear they do, and more than those in the same age group who are not in college.

The survey was conducted of people aged 18-24 who are not in the military. Half of those surveyed were in college full time and half were not. Demographics matched the population as a whole.

Among the findings:

A Standout Sit-In

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U. of Southern California's decisive response to sit-in raises questions about how officials deal with disruptive student tactics.


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