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May 25, 2006

AAUP reviews how much flexibility colleges should get when disaster strikes -- and one dismissal with little apparent link to the hurricane.

May 25, 2006

Harvard announces plan to create engineering school as Stanford and others join push toward interdisciplinary work.

May 25, 2006

Juniata College increases alumni giving by sending all the donations to students.

May 24, 2006

Speaker at St. Thomas calls use of the pill "selfish," prompting some shocked students to walk out on their own graduation.

May 24, 2006

Eight years after a mentally ill man beat a fellow student to death in a dimly lit stairwell on the Knox College campus, an Illinois jury has found the college negligent and ordered it to pay $1.05 million to the family of the murdered student. In March 1988, Clyde A. Best, then a student at Knox, a private liberal-arts institution in Galesburg, Ill., beat Andrea Racibozynski, a 19-year-old freshman, to death with a brick in a glass-enclosed stairwell. Best was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 1999 after pleading guilty but mentally ill.

May 24, 2006

State regents raise standards for commercial institutions, but seek alternative to 'tax' on the colleges to fund enforcement.

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