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December 1, 2005
For as long as there have been National Collegiate Athletic Association rules, there have been athletes desperate enough to compete, and colleges desperate enough to win, hunting for ways around the regulations. In no realm is the rule breaking more damaging to the integrity of higher education than in the association's academic rules, which now find themselves susceptible again.

December 1, 2005
Judge sides with college, but offers harsh criticism in case that has angered many black students.

November 30, 2005
Author of "Reclaiming the Ivory Tower" offers his views on activism and collective bargaining for contingent faculty members.

November 30, 2005
The University of Wisconsin System's Board of Regents abided by state law in 2001 when it fired a tenured professor for alleged sexual harassment and other misconduct, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. While it largely sided with the university in the case of John Marder, the court sent the case back to a lower court to resolve one factual issue.

November 30, 2005
Most students who fled New Orleans say they will return, but some colleges that admitted them temporarily are letting them stay.

November 30, 2005
As students face expulsion for expressing anti-Bush views, free speech concerns surface.

November 29, 2005
When financial aid is included, what students pay rises less sharply -- but still usually outpaces inflation, U.S. study finds.

November 29, 2005
NYU sets date to cut stipends going to striking teaching assistants.

November 29, 2005
Students and professors say U. of Miami should come clean about poverty issues facing janitorial employees.

November 29, 2005
An administrator who was fired by Greenville Technical College after calling some Katrina refugees "yard apes" is suing to get her job back, the Associated Press reported. Renee Holcombe was associate vice president for student affairs when she made the comment.

November 29, 2005
Proposed federal guidelines urge universities to better document when researchers are doing NIH-sponsored studies.

November 29, 2005
Many colleges in recent years have eliminated majors or departments in relatively obscure fields, citing the need to focus on areas with growing student interest. Few, however, have taken the step Post University plans: eliminating majors in English and history and upper-level courses in liberal arts generally.

November 28, 2005
University reviews new course after learning of professor's anti-intelligent design comments.

November 28, 2005
American universities award more Ph.D.'s, over all and in technical fields, for second year in a row.

November 28, 2005
Blackboard and WebCT announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department has requested additional information about their planned merger. The brief statement from the companies said that the request for additional information extends the waiting period prior to a merger to 30 days following the date upon which the companies "substantially" comply with the information request.

November 28, 2005
“90 AD: A recently built Zulu city fell to my forces today. It was burned to the ground. Pity, it had quite a nice view of the ocean.”That’s a journal entry from the emperor of Japan. The virtual emperor of Japan, anyway.“130 AD: Persia contacted me today. Apparently, he finally convinced Cleo to introduce us. He seemed annoyed. In exchange for his World Map, I taught him Polytheism.”

November 28, 2005
Spike in gas and oil prices force colleges to spend millions more and try to change campus behavior.

November 23, 2005
Adelphi University is starting an M.F.A. in creative writing in the fall of 2006. The program will offer tracks in playwriting, fiction and poetry. Bentley University will start doctoral programs in business and accountancy, beginning in September 2006.

November 23, 2005
With a black president facing criticism, some Indiana professors say race is fair game when defending him.

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