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May 5, 2005
Appeals court says university must pay -- if it wants to change controversial name of a dormitory.

May 5, 2005
Administrators agree to clarify a policy on intellectual property -- and faculty critics are pleased.

May 5, 2005
Asked to predict which institution would join Southern Methodist University in the pantheon of worst rules violators in the history of college sports -- becoming only the second recipient of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's so-called death penalty -- most observers would have guessed highly visible repeat wrongdoers like Auburn University or the University of Kentucky.

May 5, 2005
Elaine Showalter opens her new book on the academic novel by noting the theory that the novel generally took off because people wanted to read about people like themselves. So it's not surprising that Showalter, an emeritus professor of English at Princeton University, would consider the academic novel her favorite literary genre.

May 5, 2005
Master’s degree programs in history play a role far more influential than would be indicated by the number of students enrolled. Because those students go on to either earn Ph.D.’s, teach in community colleges, teach in high schools or work in "public history," these programs have a broad impact on what millions of Americans will be taught about history.

May 4, 2005
A record 19 women are among those selected to become members of the National Academy of Sciences. The academy announced 72 new members Tuesday.The American Association of University Professors on Tuesday joined the groups of academics condemning resolutions in which the British Association of University Teachers urged the boycott of two Israeli universities.

May 4, 2005
Drive for independence could hurt the creditworthiness of lower-tier state institutions, Standard & Poor's warns.

May 4, 2005
NCAA survey finds colleges putting more institutional dollars in play to offset athletics deficits.

May 4, 2005
The new writing tests on the SAT and ACT are educationally unsound, according to the National Council of Teachers of English.

May 4, 2005
Studies are released on students who borrow and then drop out, and on the role of private scholarships.

May 3, 2005
Denied tenure, a well liked faculty member suffers a breakdown -- in public. Are there lessons for academe?

May 3, 2005
Supreme Court will decide long-running dispute over campus access for military recruiters.

May 3, 2005
The Daily Texan will remain unique for at least a little while longer.The University of Texas at Austin student newspaper is believed to be the only such publication where the student body elects the editor, right alongside student government leaders, in a vote each spring.

May 3, 2005
In American society today, some words just can't be apologized away.

May 3, 2005
Two-thirds of faculty members at the Community College of Rhode Island are teaching more than a full course load, and some are teaching up to 14 courses a semester, according to an article in The Providence Journal (free registration required).

May 3, 2005
Robert C. Andringa -- an influential figure in Washington higher ed circles -- announced plans to retire.

May 2, 2005
After 3 years looking inward, a top liberal arts college emerges with new plans for sophomores, interdisciplinarity, faculty hiring and the budget.

May 2, 2005
Protesters have taken over the president's office at U. of Hawaii, objecting to plans for a new research deal with the Navy.

May 2, 2005
A new book urges colleges to give low-income students the same admissions edge they give to children of alumni.

May 2, 2005
Johnnetta Cole -- at the behest of students and faculty -- agrees to continue on as president, rescinding her resignation.

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