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August 17, 2005
Court finds Duke U. grad student guilty of trying to illegally transport books but suspends his sentence.

August 17, 2005
Average for 2005 is the same as for 2004; Asian and white students show slight gains, black and Latino students show slight declines.

August 17, 2005
University-based research centers offer prospect of more gender equity than academic departments, a study finds.

August 16, 2005
Students' costs have risen sharply, but mostly because publishers have sought to improve teaching and learning, GAO report finds. 

August 16, 2005
Athabasca University, in Edmonton, Alberta, said Monday that it had become the first Canadian university to become accredited by a regional agency in the United States.

August 16, 2005
Murdered U. of Vermont anthropologist was inspirational mentor and influential figure in archaeology.

August 16, 2005
Sociologists consider how to cover hot-button topics without losing control or civility.

August 16, 2005
If you are a junior professor at Princeton and become a parent, you get an extra year before tenure review -- automatically.

August 15, 2005
A University of Vermont anthropology professor, James Petersen, was shot and killed Saturday while being robbed in a small town near the Amazon River in Brazil, the Associated Press reported. Petersen, chair of Vermont's anthropology department, was doing research in a town 1,650 miles northwest of Sao Paulo.Federal authorities raided p

August 15, 2005
Sociologists offer unexplored issues raised by the Harvard president's comments -- and suggestions on how colleges should change.

August 15, 2005
For decades, but especially in recent years, social scientists have been frustrated by institutional review boards, campus bodies that must approve studies involving human subjects.The IRB's, as they are called, are best known for their work on informed consent with medical research. But the boards also must approve projects in which sociologists conduct surveys or do interviews -- even though such work doesn't pose any of the dangers of, say, a drug whose side effects could be deadly.

August 15, 2005
Teachers will need to submit course plans for approval if they want their classes to be part of the Advanced Placement program.

August 15, 2005
Google has made relatively few missteps during its phenomenally successful corporate life so far -- and its officials probably wouldn't characterize its announcement Friday that way.

August 15, 2005
Paterno's Pay: A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Friday that the state's retirement board was obligated to make public the pay of Pennsylvania State University's football coach and three other top officials.

August 12, 2005
A professor of microbiology at New York University's medical school is donating an estimated $105 million to the institution, The New York Times reported Thursday. Jan T.

August 12, 2005
When colleges switch away from Native American symbols, a few alumni and students grumble, but most get over it quickly.

August 12, 2005
New data show increases for total pool, women, and minority students, but drop in first-time foreign students.

August 12, 2005
8 college stores plan to offer electronic texts this fall, but will they sell?

August 11, 2005
New Jersey approves transfer to Montclair State U. of an audiology doctoral program that Seton Hall planned to phase out.

August 11, 2005
U. of Wisconsin faces criticism for being unable to immediately fire faculty members who are convicted of crimes.

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