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March 7, 2005

A foundation created by Western Kentucky University to manage its dormitories does not have the university's immunity from lawsuits, a Kentucky appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling sends a lawsuit against the foundation back to a lower court for additional hearings, and the ruling could complicate the arrangements some public colleges have set up with foundations or related entities to manage some of their operations.

March 7, 2005

Chapel Hill faculty members protest plans to let a conservative foundation support a new program in Western civilization.

March 7, 2005

A community college district abandons a program in Spain, citing terror and cost concerns. One trustee blames Spain's withdrawal of troops in Iraq.

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.

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