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Climbing the Mountain

Write for the Future | Posted 06.30.2013 | College
Write for the Future

My resistance to censor myself forms my persona as a strong risk taker and defines my independence. Yet speaking my truth comes at the cost of some peers ostracizing me. However, taking risks prepares me for my dream to become an entrepreneur.

Generating Productive Political Discussions in the Classroom

Kevin Meuwissen | Posted 05.27.2013 | College
Kevin Meuwissen

What should a teacher do when students (and perhaps their models at home) simply refuse to play by the rules of civic discourse, rejecting compelling evidence that they find uncomfortable and repudiating empathy and compromise in favor of antagonism?

Study: Greek Life Has A Political Preference | Posted 01.16.2013 | College

Colleges are often perceived as leaning left, but research by social scientists at the University of Iowa suggests the reality is more nuanced and tha...

Daily Californian: Vote Obama! | Posted 01.06.2013 | College

Four years after Barack Obama assumed the presidency, the United States still faces a plethora of intimidating challenges. Millions of Americans re...

Professors Donate To Obama But Offer Expert Election Opinions In News Articles | Posted 10.17.2012 | College

At least a half-dozen professors who gave political donations to President Obama have been quoted in news articles opining about his administration an...

CHART: Beer, Elections, And What Your Drink Says About You | Posted 12.04.2012 | College

There are lots of people who spend lots of time and lots of money trying to predict how this election will turn out, which messages resonate most, and...

Tales From the Election: Poison, Pinheads and Partisanship

Emily Booker | Posted 10.03.2012 | College
Emily Booker

Ten minutes later, our bosses rushed over, asked where the food had come from and were horrified to learn we had accepted food from a stranger. "What did this man look like, this is a political campaign! There could be strychnine or something in that! Let us know if you're not feeling well," they said.

Ideology in the Classroom: Teaching Politics During a Presidential Election

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

But as a political communication scholar, I know that many students look to faculty like me to make sense of a complex and often contradictory political world. But how do we make sure that politics don't enter the conversation about, well, politics?

The Importance of Political Beliefs in College

Uloop | Posted 12.16.2011 | College

College is the place for you to figure out yourself and your future. Keeping up on the politics of today can help you get a job, as well as make decisions that will impact your lifestyle.

DePaul University Accused Of Denying Tenure To Minority Professors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 2007, Chicago's DePaul University attracted national attention when it denied tenure to the controversial Israeli-Palestine scholar Norman Finkelst...