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January 28, 2005

After freshmen go home for their December break, a major concern for many institutions of higher education is making sure they come back. Mary Stuart Hunter, director of the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience, says that many institutions have started programs based on the "urban myth" that students will have made up their minds about whether or not to stay after their first six weeks in college.

January 27, 2005

The University of Oregon is under fire for ordering the removal of a "Support Our Troops" decal from a state-owned truck.

January 27, 2005

A new study documents the extent of the pay gap between those on and off the tenure track.

January 27, 2005

Hamilton College defends its invitation to a scholar who called those killed in the World Trade Center "little Eichmanns."

January 25, 2005

"Carnegie Classifications" -- widely used to group colleges -- are undergoing the most significant changes in their history.

January 24, 2005

Colleges did very well in 2004, with an average return of 15.1 percent; the greatest gains were made by institutions that were already wealthy.

January 24, 2005

In 'mutual' decision, Baylor's president decides to step aside amid mounting criticism over the direction of the institution.


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