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Block the Vote

Alex Palombo | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

The same people trying to stop college students from voting are the ones who pretend to be concerned with our rights and freedoms. If we teach our children that voting is your right and your duty as an American, why are we expending so much energy to prevent them from exercising their rights?

GOP Proposal Finds New Way To Discourage Student Voters

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

A new effort from Republican lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives would financially punish state universities for helping out-of-state stude...

Will Wrigley

Opponents Call Voter ID Bill A 'Modern-Day Poll Tax'

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Opponents of a voter ID bill that passed the North Carolina House on Wednesday are not backing down, vowing to continue to fight what...

GOP Bill Seeks To Restrict College Voting

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Republicans in the North Carolina state Senate introduced a bill this week that would discourage college voters in the state from changing their regis...

Does Going To College Make You More Likely To Vote?

civicyouth.org | Posted 01.19.2013 | College

Previous research has shown a strong correlation between college experience and political engagement. About 40 percent of young eligible voters betwee...

Information Critical to Turning Out the Student Vote

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 01.14.2013 | College
Robert M. Brandon

Despite the punditry claiming there was less enthusiasm this year among young people, they ended up making the difference in the election this year. Now that millenials are the largest voting bloc in the country, their influence will continue to grow.

Youth Voter Turnout Is HUGE ... On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

If you logged in to Facebook today, you may have noticed a box at the top of the newsfeed asking whether you plan to vote. Facebook is tracking res...

Young People Are Working to Make Their Voices Heard This Election Season -- Are We Listening?

Joy Lawson | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Joy Lawson

In the laundry list of popular stereotypes of young people, political apathy features prominently. It's the Me Generation. Generation Entitlement. Young people, we are told, care more about Lady Gaga's latest outfit than about the upcoming election.

Public Colleges Play Vital Role in Fostering Active Participation in Democracy

Kathleen Waldron | Posted 12.19.2012 | College
Kathleen Waldron

College life exposes students to democracy in action. They are challenged by new thoughts and ideas and must learn to consider and respect multiple opinions and perspectives, both in the classroom and in other campus interactions with their peers.

Five Ways Young People Were Featured In The Presidential Debate

Pushback | Posted 10.19.2012 | College

The real winner of Tuesday’s presidential debate? Young voters. Unlike the first presidential debate and the vice-presidential face-off, issues t...

How Will the Results of the Election Impact College Students?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

If you plan to go to college, or are currently attending, you will want to pay extra attention to this issue when it's time to cast your ballot!

INFOGRAPHIC: How Young Voters Could Have A Huge Impact

Posted 10.16.2012 | College

College students are not expected to make a huge splash in this election. Part of this belief stems from anecdotal articles, but it's also based on po...

College Students Need Information to Vote This November

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Robert M. Brandon

We need to get young people the information they need to register and then to vote. For many in this age group, they have moved from home to go to school in a new community where the rules may be unclear to them.

Undergrad Undercover: Testing Mitt and Barack's College Resumes on TV

Cody Brotter | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Cody Brotter

This might be the last year I'm a student at Boston University, but it's the first year that I (A) had a legal sip of beer and (B) had my face broadcast on over 750 college campuses. So bring it on, Mayans! I'm ready for the apocalypse of 2012.

Why 'I Don't Care' Isn't Good Enough

Mary Ogburn | Posted 11.22.2012 | Teen
Mary Ogburn

In college, we are finally able to form our own decisions about politics without the influence of our family and peers. It's a time we should spend learning how we can most effectively govern our nation.

Together, College Students Make Votes Count

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 11.21.2012 | College
The Miami Hurricane

College students are often brushed off and ignored when they talk politics. For this reason, we continue to carry the negative reputation of being politically uninterested and uninformed.

The Voting Power of Young Adults

Jessica Mardo | Posted 11.13.2012 | College
Jessica Mardo

The voting power of young adults certainly exists; the issue has now just become a question of action. As a person who is both a youth voter and a college student, the non-empirically based answer seems quite easy: convenience.

Trymaine Lee

Voter ID Laws Could Disenfranchise 1 Million Young Minority Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 11.05.2013 | Black Voices

An estimated 700,000 young minority voters could be barred from voting in November because of photo ID laws passed across the country in recent years,...

Obama Going Back To College

AP | JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — President Barack Obama, appealing to students who powered his first White House run, swooped onto college campuses Tuesday...

Why College Students Matter

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

Change is not happening in Washington, no matter the seeming urgency of our never-ending news cycle. Real change is happening on the ground in a place ironically considered by much of America to be a universe apart: college.

SUPER TUESDAY: What Is Romney's Message To Young Voters? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jacob Soboroff, MTV News | Posted 03.07.2012 | College

BOSTON — Where, oh where have the young voters gone? That's what MTV News has been wondering all day as we wander the capital of Massachusetts on Su...

SUPER TUESDAY: No One Cares Except Ron Paul Fans (VIDEO)

Posted 03.07.2012 | College

Were Ron Paul fans the only college students actually voting on Super Tuesday? That's seems to be what the MTV News crew found out as they travele...

Georgia College Dems Don't Sit Out Super Tuesday (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Becca Frucht, MTV News | Posted 03.07.2012 | College

ATLANTA — After the collegiate calm of Georgia Tech — cheerful but dignified — the eclectic action at the Georgia State University quad was just...

Wisconsin Judge Temporarily Stops Controversial New Law

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction stopping the state's controversial voter identification law. As a result, the law will not...

SUPER TUESDAY: Where Are The Massachusetts Voters?

The Huffington Post | Jacob Soboroff, MTV News | Posted 03.06.2012 | College

BOSTON — What happens when a reporter goes on the hunt for young voters in a state with 969,000 of them on Super Tuesday? He finds two — and a guy...