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February 17, 2005

The internment of Japanese Americans in World War II remains a shameful episode in American history. In From Concentration Camp to Campus: Japanese American Students and World War II (University of Illinois Press), Allan W. Austin focuses on a positive event during the internments. More than 4,000 college students were allowed to leave the camps to enroll in colleges -- provided that the colleges would accept them and were not on the West Coast.

February 17, 2005

Whenever a spate of recruiting or academic scandals hits college sports, critics typically suggest that "everybody does it" and defenders of the sports enterprise write off the wrongdoers as being among a relative handful of "bad apples." Which is closer to the truth? Judging by one measure -- the number of big-time sports programs that committed major violations and were punished for them by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the first five years of this decade -- the truth is somewhere in between, but probably closer to the former than the latter.

February 17, 2005

 

February 16, 2005

At a time of steadily rising tuitions, Saint Louis Christian College is going the other way -- all the way the other way.

February 16, 2005

Liberals are tired of getting their hats handed to them -- and not just in presidential elections, either. Today, Campus Progress, which is backed by the Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank, opens a campaign to try to win back to liberalism the hearts and minds of American college students.

February 16, 2005

Honoring a labor boycott, the Organization of American Historians is moving its annual meeting from San Francisco to San Jose.

February 16, 2005

A new contract at Temple will make tenure harder to get -- and provide new benefits for full-timers off the tenure track.

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