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March 15, 2005

Two-thirds of teams in NCAA men's basketball tourney graduate fewer than 50% of their players, Knight Commission finds.

March 15, 2005

Did the new SAT leave students famished, satisfied or feeling like they had inside information on the essay? All of the above.

March 15, 2005

A new Education Department report reveals rapidly rising tuitions, led (proportionally) by public and for-profit colleges.

March 15, 2005

A new study from the University of Toronto suggests that higher education -- and lots of it -- may prevent memory loss as we age. The study involved putting groups of young adults (aged 18 to 30) and older adults (65 and up) through various memory tests. At the same time, the researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to study brain activity in the two groups. Later, results were compared based on educational attainment.

March 15, 2005

The median salary for mid-level administrators increased 3.0 percent this year, compared to 2.1 percent last year, according to a new report.

March 14, 2005

A criminology course at the University of Northern Colorado is the setting for one of David Horowitz's favorite stories. As he tells it, a required essay on a mid-term exam was for students to "explain why George Bush is a war criminal." A student submitted an essay on why Saddam Hussein was a war criminal and she received an F.


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