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March 17, 2005

If Lawrence H. Summers needs a support group, he could easily find other presidents who watched their faculties vote "no confidence" in them -- and survived. However humiliating and damaging Tuesday's vote may have been to Harvard's president -- and experts agree that it was both of those things -- he may well keep his job for years to come. The Harvard Corporation, the university's board, issued a statement backing Summers. And many think that board backing is the norm after such a vote.

March 17, 2005

Columbia prizes honor works on antebellum Virginia, race and the Supreme Court, and Southern intellectualism.

March 17, 2005

Oberlin embarks on a plan to improve its finances and academics -- in part by getting a little smaller. Critics fear key values are at risk.

March 16, 2005

The student body now elects the editor of The Daily Texan. A pending change troubles some selected in the past.

March 16, 2005

Direct lending supporters accuse some lenders of delays on consolidation; Democrats and Republicans trade charges in Congress.

March 16, 2005

A faculty vote goes against Harvard's president; Summers asks professors to work with him.

March 16, 2005

A major player in for-profit higher education adds to its medical offerings.

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