The Paper Trail


August 2008


Joe Who? Students, Apathy, and Opinion Over Obama VP Choice

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A highly unscientific poll with an embarrassingly small sample size says that Oklahoma State students could care less about Joe Biden, Barack Obama's vice presidential pick, the Daily O'Collegian writes. Reactions included "Yes, but I'm working right now," "I don't care," "I'm voting for McCain ...

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Oklahoma State University
running mates
2008 presidential election
Obama, Barack
Biden, Joe
Boise State University
Duke University
University of Nebraska
Penn State University

What College Rankings Tell Us About Veep Candidates

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If Obama's VP options were college rankings, who would be at the top of the list? Because U.S. News doesn't have one giant, combined ranking of all the different types of schools, it's tough to directly compare the candidates and their undergraduate alma maters—but I'm doing this highly irrelevant ...

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Sebelius, Kathleen
Kaine, Tim
Biden, Joe
Bayh, Evan
Clinton, Hillary
Obama, Barack
2008 presidential election
running mates
rankings

UMass Alumni Contest the 'Amherst' Name

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A debate is raging at the University of Massachusetts Amherst about how necessary the "Amherst" part of its name really is, the Boston Globe reports. The Amherst campus is the system's flagship university, and some alumni are worried that the regional designation gives the 25,000-student research ...

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University of Massachusetts
University of Missouri
University of Michigan
Ohio State University
Penn State University
University of Tennessee
University of Wisconsin
UC-Berkeley
University of Texas at Austin

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