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September 20, 2005

Princeton University students need to work harder for the A's. The university released results Monday of the first year under a new grading policy, designed to tackle the issue of grade inflation. In the last academic year, A's (including plus and minus grades) accounted for 40.9 percent of all grades awarded. That may not be consistent with a bell curve, but the figure is down from 46.0 percent the previous year, and 47.9 percent the year before that.

September 19, 2005

Initial federal proposals for post-Katrina relief provide comparatively little for colleges and students.

September 19, 2005

Freedom of expression tests at Wisconsin-Green Bay (art), St. Lawrence University (Web site) and Baylor (coffee cups).

September 19, 2005

Bureau appoints panel of university presidents to advise it on relations with higher education.

September 19, 2005

3 grad students in math find the film "Proof" is devoid of their field's content, but reflecting some of its culture.

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