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April 5, 2005
A scholar analyzes the state of instruction in American history survey courses – and finds them heavily reliant on textbooks.

April 5, 2005
Supreme Court declines to hear case in which player challenged the league's "age" rule.

April 5, 2005
4 Va. institutions seek state immunity protection as estate of bankrupt bookstore chain seeks to recoup funds.

April 5, 2005
Chapel Hill starts to see success with its program to enroll those at the lowest income levels.

April 4, 2005
A graduate student brings charges of bogus citations and plagiarism against a professor, and guess who loses her job?

April 4, 2005
An adjunct says that sharing his master's thesis on pornography with his class left him without any more teaching assignments.

April 4, 2005
The Ford Foundation has announced a new program to promote "pluralism and academic freedom" in higher education.

April 4, 2005
With strike looming, university and teaching assistants compromise on pay, benefits and other issues.

April 4, 2005
Fairleigh Dickinson U. finds that Western Civilization was being taught by a leader of the National Socialist Movement. 

April 4, 2005
Salem International University, a private institution in West Virginia, is negotiating to be sold to an investment group.

April 1, 2005
A federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit filed by two female students who accused the University of Colorado at Boulder of creating an environment that resulted in their being raped by football players, the Associated Press reported. The lawsuit played a significant role in bringing about the recruiting scandal that has engulfed the university and helped end the presidency of Elizabeth Hoffman.The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education voted 8 to 3 Thursday to reje

April 1, 2005
Study of salaries at four-year colleges finds raises in 2004-5 much better than last year's average of 2.1%.

April 1, 2005
The report on controversial Middle Eastern studies professors got some predictable, loud reactions and some less predictable, quiet reactions.

April 1, 2005
Private investments in higher education were up substantially in 2004.

April 1, 2005
A new nonprofit group works with colleges to make 'indestructible' students' take fire safety seriously.

March 31, 2005
Following several student suicides, New York University is shutting off balconies in some of its dormitories, to the dismay of students.

March 31, 2005
A comedy group's Web site becomes the unlikely focus for a debate over academic integrity.

March 31, 2005
A committee investigating charges that scholars in the university's Middle Eastern studies program intimidated Jewish and Israeli students has found "no evidence of any statements made by the faculty that could reasonably be construed as anti-Semitic."But the panel concluded that one professor "exceeded commonly accepted bounds" of classroom behavior by conveying that a student's question merited harsh public criticism, and found a more general lack of civility in the interactions of professors and students.

March 31, 2005
Results are delayed -- some critics see a problem with the essay grading, but the College Board says it's nothing unexpected.

March 31, 2005
College participation rates for young adults are increasing for most demographic groups, but so are the gaps between some groups.

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