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January 27, 2006

When David Horowitz talks about fair treatment of students in the classroom, perceived political bias is front and center. But put a bunch of professors together to discuss that subject, and grading tops the list. At a session entitled “Perceptions of Fairness in the College Classroom,” at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington Thursday, faculty members pondered the student who works his or her tail off, but never quite edges out some talented peers who rarely study but ace the test nonetheless.

January 26, 2006

Freshman survey data suggest challenges in easing way for students whose parents did not attend college.

January 26, 2006

State civil rights commission detects bias in denial of tenure to engineering professor whom a colleague called "too old."

January 26, 2006

Senators introduce plan to spend $9 billion to improve competitiveness.

January 26, 2006

Like many industries, Richard Lapchick argues, college sports subscribes to the "old boys' network" approach to employment -- the idea that the people doing the hiring are typically drawn to those with whom they are comfortable, which often means people who look like them.

January 26, 2006

Incoming president at Mercer U. says religious institutions can embrace academic freedom and still keep their values.


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