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February 4, 2005

Can professors nationwide band together to battle the clout of Texas school boards? One professor, fed up with the influence of Texas educators on children's knowledge of sex and science, is trying to find out. Sean G. Massey, the professor, got angry last fall, as he was reading about the latest skirmishes between textbook publishers and Texas school officials.

February 3, 2005

Yale's law school joins Harvard's in again barring armed services recruiters; Congress sends colleges a warning.

February 3, 2005

Brown's president tells students that the "dominance of certain voices" may stifle debate.

February 3, 2005

As regents gather to discuss Ward Churchill, politicians rush to denounce him and faculty groups offer support.

February 3, 2005

House Republicans unveiled their proposals for renewing the law that governs federal financial aid programs, which mirror the bill introduced last year.

February 2, 2005

Citing death threats, Hamilton calls off a planned talk by a Boulder professor. Colorado's governor seeks his resignation.

February 2, 2005

Regulating diploma mills is a little like herding cats. The institutions, which offer fraudulent degrees in exchange for cash and little or no academic work, crop up overnight and disappear nearly as fast, when consumer complaints rise or law enforcement officials catch the scent. State and federal lawmakers yearn to crack down on these "colleges," but because they're hard to define and hard to nail down, there's often little they can do.

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