Obama’s Campus Overreach

The Obama campaign has been concentrating its organizing efforts on swing-state colleges. No doubt this accounts for the recent controversy over classroom campaigning at Ohio State. Public universities can get themselves into some very hot water by permitting campaigning in the classroom. Once the Obama campaign’s Ohio State overreach was publicized, the university was forced to crack down. If you see any incidents of active intervention by any political campaign in a college classroom, consider contacting the National Association of Scholars.

Stanley Kurtz — Stanley Kurtz graduated from Haverford College and holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University. He did his field work in India and taught at Harvard and the University ...