Lieberman, Gore's Choice as a Running Mate, Has a Substantial and Unexpected Record on Higher Education

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, named last week as Vice President Al Gore's running mate on the Democratic ticket, is viewed by many in academe as that rare politician who truly takes the time to understand higher-education issues.

Not that college leaders always agree with his opinions: He is an outspoken critic of political correctness, has called racial preferences "patently unfair," and recently denounced colleges for doing too little to control