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February 7, 2005

Two students died in fraternity-related incidents last week: one from injuries in a fight at Baldwin-Wallace College and one in an apparent hazing activity that involved drinking massive quantities of water at California State University at Chico. During this academic year, fatalities have already occurred involving fraternities or their parties at Colorado State University, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Colorado, the University of Delaware and the University of Oklahoma.

February 7, 2005

Iowa Supreme Court rules that state open-records laws apply to a public university's foundation.

February 7, 2005

A Florida State U. center has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars promoting President Bush's school choice policies, The Palm Beach Post reports.

February 4, 2005

The University of Colorado has started a review that could lead to the termination of Ward Churchill, a tenured professor whose comments on 9/11 have created a huge controversy. Phil DiStefano, interim chancellor of the university's Boulder campus, announced the review at a special meeting of the University's Board of Regents called to discuss Churchill.

February 4, 2005

An annual report from Standard & Poor's anticipates continued budgetary pressure, partially offset by stronger revenues.

February 4, 2005

Can professors nationwide band together to battle the clout of Texas school boards? One professor, fed up with the influence of Texas educators on children's knowledge of sex and science, is trying to find out. Sean G. Massey, the professor, got angry last fall, as he was reading about the latest skirmishes between textbook publishers and Texas school officials.

February 3, 2005

Yale's law school joins Harvard's in again barring armed services recruiters; Congress sends colleges a warning.

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