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March 25, 2005
New Georgetown policy on pay for contract workers ends 9-day student protest.

March 25, 2005
Financial difficulties force the American Association for Higher Education -- a key voice on assessment and faculty issues -- to disband.

March 25, 2005
In Florida, legislation advances against "leftist totalitarian professors," while Columbia president frames debate on faculty rights and responsibilities.

March 24, 2005
The U. of California is considering a policy that might make part-time faculty careers -- before and after tenure -- more viable than ever before.

March 24, 2005
A few weeks after ending study abroad program in Spain for practical and political reasons, a community collegereverses itself.

March 24, 2005
A long-time adjunct loses his job at DePaul after he had a heated debate with students. Did he go too far or did the university?

March 24, 2005
Makers of video games often boast about their authenticity, and EA Sports, which makes several best-selling games, is no different. Its three-year-old college basketball game, NCAA March Madness, features university fight songs, the ability to replay classic college matchups from the past, and players who look and play like real college players (though NCAA amateurism rules bar commercial use of players' names). The (mostly) young people who play the game "coach" their favorite National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I team through a season or longer.

March 23, 2005
Education Department's policy shift on measuring female athletes' interests draws praise, rebuke and talk of a lawsuit.

March 23, 2005
With $1 million each, professors supported by unusually lucrative grants are changing undergraduate education at research universities.

March 23, 2005
The Education Department has released a plan that would create a national database of student records -- with students identified by Social Security numbers.

March 23, 2005
Temple University announced Tuesday that John Chaney would return as its men's basketball coach next season, even though the coach was roundly condemned for ordering one of his players onto the court to aggressively foul opponents. Many commentators had urged Temple to fire Chaney, but President David Adamany said that the coach's five-game suspension would suffice.

March 22, 2005
The Bush administration -- without fanfare -- makes it easier for college sports programs to comply with Title IX.

March 22, 2005
A racist Web site that has targeted Jewish law professors at UCLA is now focusing on faculty members at many institutions.

March 22, 2005
Students' weeklong protest over fair wages for janitors heads threatens to escalate Tuesday.

March 22, 2005
An unusual accrediting dispute could lead to significant changes in how colleges are evaluated.

March 22, 2005
2 studies from the NSF offer a detailed portrait of graduate enrollments in the sciences and how colleges fared in federal spending on science and engineering.

March 21, 2005
U. of California, which helped prompt changes to the SAT, now questions dependence on PSAT in awarding National Merit Scholarships.

March 21, 2005
After a week of lobbying failed to win over skeptical lawmakers, the University of Maine System on Friday postponed a plan to fold the University of Maine at Augusta into the University of Southern Maine. In exchange, the merger's leading opponents in the legislature said they would let the system carry out the rest of its strategic plan.

March 21, 2005
New data show just how unequally child-care responsibilities fall on male and female professors.

March 21, 2005
Some scholars are organizing alternative locations for sessions at a major philosophy meeting, to honor a labor union request.

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