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Education Ticker: University employees prefer Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama reaches out at a campaign event at the University of Cincinnati on Sunday.

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The best of the web on education from kindergarten to postsecondary, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail education editor Simona Chiose.

Harvard, Stanford employees donate to Obama campaign

Employees of Harvard, the University of California system and Stanford were the top three donor university groups giving to Barack Obama's campaign. Mitt Romney's campaign received a tenth of the $473,372 raised by the presidential re-election bid at Stanford. As a whole, approximately 21 per cent of the funds from American universities was destined for Republican candidates and committees.

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A Twitter map of the election

Can tweets predict the election? McGill University can't answer that question but they have designed a map that breaks down the number of tweets that mention Sandy, jobs and education in each state.

From shelters back to schools

Eight school buildings in New York and New Jersey are still serving as shelters from the damage inflicted by Sandy, and others that opened today have not yet had heat restored with students being told to wear extra sweaters. In Staten Island, some schools may serve as shelters for far longer than the immediate future as evacuees have no homes to which to return.

Growth potential for international students

Canada receives only 5 per cent of the world's internationally mobile students, but the majority who do arrive here rate their experience very highly with nine out of 10 being satisfied or very satisfied with their experience in the country, says a new report from the Canadian Bureau for International Education. Almost half of students plan to lengthen their stay in Canada either by doing post-graduate work or applying for permanent residence.

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Postsecondary Education Reporter

Simona Chiose covers postsecondary education for The Globe and Mail. She was previously the paper’s Education Editor, coordinating coverage of all aspects of education, from kindergarten to college and university. She has a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto. More

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