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November 4, 2005

Anyone in search of a metaphor for the difficult financial and political situation facing American higher education had a slew to choose from at a conference on the business of higher education on Thursday. College officials are standing on a tightrope, said Stanley O. Ikenberry, trying to balance concurrent pressures to increase student access, control tuition and costs, and deal with declining financial support from governments and other traditional sources.

November 4, 2005

Legislation to cut billions in mandatory spending advanced in both chambers.

November 4, 2005

Amid aborted chancellor search, president faces growing criticism of his leadership -- or what some professors call a lack of it.

November 4, 2005

New plan for general education at Harvard would put many of the selections in students' hands.

November 3, 2005

"From lecturing on the French Revolution to hauling manure in the spring, my life is agricultural and academic, inseparable and intertwined," writes Jeffrey A. Kaufmann, a professor of history at Muscatine Community College who has lived since birth on a 270-acre farm.

November 3, 2005

Students' need for remediation is a major driver of institutions' (and families') costs, and a target for policy makers.

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