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March 4, 2005

Rumors about "hunts" for illegal immigrants lead to protests at the University of Texas.

March 4, 2005

Much of traditional academe doesn't know what to make of for-profit higher education. Is it to be emulated or feared? Gary A. Berg, dean of extended education at California State University Channel Islands, studied the sector -- and received extensive access to University of Phoenix administrators and faculty members. The result is Lessons From the Edge: For-Profit and Nontraditional Higher Education in America, recently published as part of the American Council on Education/Praeger Series on Higher Education.

March 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

An ad in The New York Times features a swastika and suggests that Jewish students face increasing danger. Not everyone agrees.

March 3, 2005

A lender-financed report concludes that government accountants underestimate costs of direct loan program.

March 3, 2005

Lots of colleges brag about undergraduate research, but particularly in the sciences, separating the substance from the fluff is a challenge. Outside validation helps, and Cody Locke's work on epilepsy research at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa has it.

March 3, 2005

Auburn eliminates jobs for two black athletics officials, sets off a debate about bias at the university, and finds itself a target for Al Sharpton.

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