ERIC Number: EJ782273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-30
Political Campaigns Get Personal with Students
Hermes, J. J.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n14 pA1 Nov 2007
On Election Day in 2006, some students at the University of Texas at Austin were prodded by startlingly personal calls from Democratic Party supporters. As political campaigns look to corral young voters, those calls could be a harbinger of things to come in 2008: campaigns going after students through contact information that public colleges are required to release. This article briefly outlines the reasons many institutions are required to release this information, and how they currently deal with outside requests.
Descriptors: Voting, Public Colleges, Political Campaigns, College Students, Privacy, Access to Information, Confidentiality
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Education Level: Higher Education
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