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Quick Takes: Impact of Tight Budgets in California, Concordia Will Move, Rower Dies at Boston College, More Boycott Criticism

May 16, 2005
  • California students are already feeling the impact of tight budgets for higher education, according to a report released last week by the Campaign for College Opportunity, a nonprofit group that seeks to build support for public higher education. The report documents complaints about waiting lists for courses, large classes, delayed graduations and other impacts of tight budgets.
  • Concordia University of Texas announced Friday that it is selling its Austin campus, with plans to relocate nearby during the next two years. Enrollment at the Austin campus has doubled, to 1,200, in the last five years, and Concordia's board said that it is running out of space in the city.
  • A rower at Boston College died Saturday from an apparent heart attack, moments after helping his crew win an event, The Boston Globe reported.
  • The American Political Science Association has joined the groups that are criticizing Britain's largest union of faculty members for announcing a boycott of two Israeli universities. Facing growing opposition, the union is reconsidering the boycott.
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