The Microphone War

Are students apathetic? Not on Bush's turf, where they're scuffling over Iraq

They hooted. They jeered. There was even one scuffle between the opposing sides. But it wasn't just another football game that roused such passions at the University of Texas last week. It was a debate about whether the U.S. should wage war on Iraq. That's become an increasingly divisive subject on college campuses across the country, and perhaps nowhere more so than on U.T.'s Austin campus, the largest in the nation, with some 50,000 students, including the President's daughter Jenna.

The tension first surfaced in October when the student government passed a resolution condemning a U.S. attack on Iraq by...

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