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May 8, 2006

Federal judge makes clear that Chapel Hill must continue to recognize organization, but dismisses suit against university.

May 8, 2006

If you’re not sexy, you might want to be easy. At least if you’re a professor concerned about your rating on RateMyProfessors.com. James Felton, a professor of finance and law at Central Michigan University, and colleagues looked at ratings for nearly 7,000 faculty members from 370 institutions in the United States and Canada, and his verdict is: the hotter and easier professors are, the more likely they’ll get rated as a good teacher.

May 5, 2006

Three students at a Seattle arts college cause a controversy with their clowning portrayal of the civil rights movement.

May 5, 2006

Coalition of student groups and lenders urge Education Department to change rules to make student loan repayment easier. 

May 5, 2006

Is John McCain the right commencement speaker for the progressive New School? Some students and professors don't think so.

May 5, 2006

For years, education experts have been saying that community colleges offer an underutilized path in higher education. States spend less money per student there and tuition is much lower. The institutions' emphasis on teaching and on recruiting low-income and minority students means that they reach and graduate many students overlooked by flagships or who can't afford them. While many efforts in recent years have tried to ease transfer from two- to four-year institutions, elite colleges haven't always been part of the equation.

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