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January 30, 2006

Public universities in the United States may be at a turning point, write Katharine C. Lyall and Kathleen R. Sell in The True Genius of America at Risk: Are We Losing Our Public Universities to De Facto Privatization? (Praeger). The new book comes at a time that many leading public universities are conducting billion-dollar fund raising campaigns while finding it difficult to match their states' ambitions with legislative appropriations.

January 27, 2006

Ohio State and UT-Austin -- 2 of the largest universities in U.S. -- may revamp requirements with theme-based sequences.

January 27, 2006

When David Horowitz talks about fair treatment of students in the classroom, perceived political bias is front and center. But put a bunch of professors together to discuss that subject, and grading tops the list. At a session entitled “Perceptions of Fairness in the College Classroom,” at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington Thursday, faculty members pondered the student who works his or her tail off, but never quite edges out some talented peers who rarely study but ace the test nonetheless.

January 27, 2006

Bolstering U.S. competitiveness is not just the government's job, research university group says in new report.

January 27, 2006

AAUP’s “Boston experiment” garners another success, say organizers.

January 27, 2006

Scholars issue draft "declaration" calling for expanded role of religion in curriculum and student life -- at religious and secular colleges.

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