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May 17, 2006

Senators and scientists see improved prospects for legislation making more federal funds available for the research.

May 17, 2006

Faculty inquiry finding misconduct by Ward Churchill also faults his university -- and leaving fate uncertain, is sure to stoke more debate.

May 17, 2006

Amid faculty criticism, West Point superintendent withdraws after UNLV regent panel picks him as choice for president.

May 16, 2006

Movement grows in Congress to use prizes to push scientists to focus on key topics.

May 16, 2006

The following colleges and universities have named new presidents or provosts:

May 16, 2006

Mandatory retirement was once the norm in higher education -- and most of the academics who had emeritus status forced on them were male. Today, mandatory retirement is far from the norm and is illegal for faculty and many other positions. But a significant number of colleges, using loopholes in federal age-discrimination law that apply to executives and top decision-making officials, still have mandatory retirement for presidents and other top administrators.

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