Activism

Adding Hunger to the Strike

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Students at the University of Minnesota show support for striking union workers, pulling a tactic from the campus protest handbook: starving themselves.

Back to a Diet of Coke?

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Swarthmore College takes another look at its decision to ban the soft drink company from campus.

On the Road to Jena - and Activism

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In Louisiana and on their own campuses, black students are galvanized, and some colleges add education for those preparing to protest.

Privacy and Politics

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Wisconsin-Madison criticized for using financial aid data for political purposes -- but officials say concerns only distract attention from a big budget impasse.

Campus Food From Around the Corner

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As part of their sustainability initiatives, colleges are buying locally grown fare and marking it on the menu.

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.

Striking Students

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Columbia undergraduates are protesting, among other issues, administration's response to recent campus hate incidents; UMass Amherst group is upset at college costs and more.

When 'Not Gay' is 'Not OK'

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We come from old Virginia,
Where all is bright and gay.
NOT GAY!

Asking for Input -- Deliberately

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Carnegie Mellon's "Campus Conversations" are premised on the idea of polling, not by phone, but after informed discussion and debate. The "deliberative polling" model is spreading.

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.

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