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High-profile confrontation rivets St. Louis campus

Student focus rests primarily on GOP's Palin

Students at Washington University (above, below) demonstrated outside the site of the debate between Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Sarah Palin. Students at Washington University (above, below) demonstrated outside the site of the debate between Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Sarah Palin. (Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / October 3, 2008

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ST. LOUIS - The presence of a vice-presidential debate on campus inserted the presidential campaign deep into Washington University's fall 2008 syllabi, from the women's studies class that has pondered the role of gender in the race, to the course in argumentation that regularly examines candidates' rhetoric. (Full article: 691 words)

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