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February 3, 2005

As regents gather to discuss Ward Churchill, politicians rush to denounce him and faculty groups offer support.

February 3, 2005

House Republicans unveiled their proposals for renewing the law that governs federal financial aid programs, which mirror the bill introduced last year.

February 2, 2005

Citing death threats, Hamilton calls off a planned talk by a Boulder professor. Colorado's governor seeks his resignation.

February 2, 2005

Regulating diploma mills is a little like herding cats. The institutions, which offer fraudulent degrees in exchange for cash and little or no academic work, crop up overnight and disappear nearly as fast, when consumer complaints rise or law enforcement officials catch the scent. State and federal lawmakers yearn to crack down on these "colleges," but because they're hard to define and hard to nail down, there's often little they can do.

February 2, 2005

An education student wrote a paper last semester advocating corporal punishment; now Le Moyne College won't let him enroll.

February 2, 2005

Publishers and a student advocacy group trade charges.

February 2, 2005

Colleges are at risk of losing some of the most talented young academics -- especially female ones -- if they don't make major changes in the faculty career path. That was the message at a briefing Tuesday for presidents attending the annual meeting of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

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