October 13, 2000
Getting College Students to the Polls
We see the headlines all too often: "Youth Tune Out Politics." "Study Shows Youth Vote Down." "College Students Not Drawn to Voting." News articles have described students' lack of political engagement and tried to evaluate the reasons for it. But few observers have provided much insight into what colleges can do to solve the problem.
How can higher education fulfill its commitment to promote civic and political awareness among students? How do our institutions reinforce their role as