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May 2, 2005

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

May 2, 2005

Many college presidents consider reporters a necessary nuisance in a democracy. Auburn University's interim president, Ed Richardson, isn't so sure about the necessary part. He sent a memo to Auburn faculty members and administrators last week telling them that he will no longer speak with Jack Stripling, who covers higher education for the local newspaper, The Opelika-Auburn News.

April 29, 2005

Chico State wants more students in classes on Fridays; Penn State cuts back on 8 a.m. courses.

April 29, 2005

Compromise adopted by Congress contains little of what colleges want.

April 29, 2005

The numbers are bleak and -- for anyone who cares about the vibrancy of the American economy or the importance of an educated citizenry -- deeply worrisome: the United States has fallen to 17th in the world in high school graduation rates and 7th in college-going rates, and is the only industrialized country whose rates are falling. And perhaps most troubling of all, the rates are lowest among those segments of the American populace that are growing the fastest.

April 29, 2005

Association leaders tell colleges to ignore Education Department policy on e-mail surveys of athletes' interest.

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