Analyzing the Youth Vote

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

'Sustainability Failures'

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Mark J. O’Gorman’s presentation stuck out amid the normal conference fare. He wasn't in town to discuss "successes" or "best practices." His talk had the word “failure” in the title.

“Whatever scorecard you’re using to talk about sustainability…it’s not good enough,” O’Gorman said Tuesday at the Society for College and University Planning Annual Conference, meeting this week in Montreal. The full title of his session was "Reconciling a Sustainability Failure: Green Planning But No Green Building."

The RNC: Politics vs. the Scholarly View

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As Margaret Spellings hinted at what to expect from a President McCain, scholars fanned out to record the views of two important players in the Republican political drama: delegates and protesters.

Student Activists Atwitter

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It's not just Barack Obama's campaign that's taking advantage of energetic young activists and social networking technologies. A peek at the Republican college movement.

Barriers to Student Voting

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Congressional panel examines obstacles to registration and other legal issues affecting college students who want to vote in national elections.

Poster Policy Unites Obama and McCain Supporters

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Following uproar, UT Austin suspends rule barring window decorations one day after students displaying signs faced punishment.

The Politics of Election Day Classes

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Civic-minded students advocate for canceling or excusing absences from classes; many colleges leave the matter up to individual professors.

Backing Expression Over Suppression

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Incidents at Cornell and Harvard illustrate how an administration can affirm free speech over student vandalism -- or staffers' disapproval -- of anti-abortion messages.

New School Sit-In Ends

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Student protesters vacate the dining hall they had occupied for more than 30 hours after President Bob Kerrey agrees to an updated list of demands.

Transparent Boycott Target

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After Washington U. in St. Louis bans the sale of bottled water on campus, other anti-bottle campaigns gain momentum.


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