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May 25, 2005
Drinking to excess puts students at more risk of injury, Wake Forest researchers find.

May 24, 2005
He charged that Buffalo faculty members retaliated against him for his discrimination claims.

May 24, 2005
Knight Commission seeks a cooperative rather than confrontational role, citing atmosphere of change within the NCAA.

May 24, 2005
American University is starting the Center for Social Media, in September. The center will conduct research and hold conferences on "public media."Dutchess Community College, in New York, has started an American Sign Language program with a special trilingual option for Spanish speakers.The University of the South is creating the School for Letters, starting in the summer of 2006, which will offer master's degrees in English and American literature, and an MFA in creative writing.

May 24, 2005
Once you've done real estate, casinos, an airline, and reality television, what's left? For Donald Trump, there's always higher education.On Monday Trump unveiled his own "university," which will sell CD-ROMs and offer online courses in real estate and business. No credit or degrees will be offered, although baseball caps and shirts with the university logo may be purchased ($21.95 for a cap, $39.95 for a golf shirt).

May 24, 2005
George Washington U. says faculty will benefit from a six-month delay in raises. Professors want to see their money now.

May 24, 2005
Georgia Supreme Court rules that a college's board didn't have the right to sever ties to a religious group.

May 23, 2005
Increase for need-based aid outpaces increase for merit aid, which has become very popular in state legislatures.

May 23, 2005
DeVry University cut back faculty positions last week in a continuing effort to bolster profits amid decreasing enrollment. The for-profit institution said Wednesday that it had eliminated the jobs of 134 faculty members, both full-time and part-time. DeVry had already carried out two voluntary buyout programs earlier in the fiscal year. This most recent reduction, in which 29 faculty members voluntarily took a buyout, followed an evaluation of DeVry’s “campus-based instructional needs.”

May 23, 2005
Critics say UMass overlooked a strong internal candidate for Boston campus, in part, because he was black.

May 23, 2005
Professor and his supporters said the university was punishing him for criticizing a deal with a biotech company.

May 23, 2005
Three years after one of anthropology's biggest scandals appeared to have been resolved, debate about research on the Yanomami is back.

May 23, 2005
President Bush on Friday vowed to veto any legislation that loosens limits that he placed on federally supported research involving stem cells. In remarks to reporters, he said, "I made it very clear to the Congress that the use of federal money, taxpayers' money, to promote science which destroys life in order to save life is -- I'm against that.

May 20, 2005
DeVry, Inc. announced Thursday that it had eliminated the jobs of 134 faculty members -- a mix of full-time and part-time positions -- following enrollment declines at DeVry campuses.

May 20, 2005
Legislature passes bill to provide huge increase in holdings of university system.

May 20, 2005
New social networking sites for students cut to the chase of what they are after (hint: it's not study groups).

May 20, 2005
Scholars and archivists are making progress in sustaining a small but crucial program the Bush administration seeks to eliminate.

May 20, 2005
At a Senate session on preparing workers, college and company leaders weigh a stronger federal role in higher education.

May 19, 2005
Perhaps only in the superheated atmosphere of the current conflict over the U.S. Senate's confirmation of judges could a hearing about illegal bombings and arson by animal rights groups turn into a partisan affair.

May 19, 2005
A coalition of 40 academic and scientific groups released recommendations Wednesday on how to improve the process for issuing visas to foreign students and scholars. The statement, which was coordinated by the Association of American Universities and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, noted that there have been improvements in the visa system in the year since the groups last released recommendations.

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