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May 2, 2005
Johnnetta Cole -- at the behest of students and faculty -- agrees to continue on as president, rescinding her resignation.

May 2, 2005
Many college presidents consider reporters a necessary nuisance in a democracy. Auburn University's interim president, Ed Richardson, isn't so sure about the necessary part.He sent a memo to Auburn faculty members and administrators last week telling them that he will no longer speak with Jack Stripling, who covers higher education for the local newspaper, The Opelika-Auburn News.

May 2, 2005
A fire Saturday morning killed one student at the University of Maryland at College Park and left another seriously injured. The students were in an off-campus house. The Maryland death was the sixth in April of students killed where they lived.

April 29, 2005
Jonathan Bean is a popular professor at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale -- even though his libertarian politics don't always coincide with his students' views. A historian, he was just named Teacher of the Year in the College of Liberal Arts.

April 29, 2005
Chico State wants more students in classes on Fridays; Penn State cuts back on 8 a.m. courses.

April 29, 2005
Compromise adopted by Congress contains little of what colleges want.

April 29, 2005
A new report from the California Student Aid Commission and EdFund looks at why some students apply for financial aid and never enroll. The report found that 7 in 10 of these students cited financial difficulties as preventing them from enrolling.

April 29, 2005
The numbers are bleak and -- for anyone who cares about the vibrancy of the American economy or the importance of an educated citizenry -- deeply worrisome: the United States has fallen to 17th in the world in high school graduation rates and 7th in college-going rates, and is the only industrialized country whose rates are falling.And perhaps most troubling of all, the rates are lowest among those segments of the American populace that are growing the fastest.

April 29, 2005
Association leaders tell colleges to ignore Education Department policy on e-mail surveys of athletes' interest.

April 28, 2005
Checker Finn asked George Mason U. to keep an adjunct away from his campus lecture. Now the adjunct -- a top education scholar -- is losing his job.

April 28, 2005
Johnnetta Cole announced that she would resign as president of Bennett College, then said she would reconsider after students, professors and trustees urged her to stay, The Greensboro News-Record reported. Cole, formerly president of Spelman College, became president of Bennett in 2002 and helped the financially struggling historically black institution regain some stability -- although she has also had to push new budget cuts there this year.

April 28, 2005
Many at Hope College believe a popular faculty member was forced out because his views offended religious leaders.

April 28, 2005
A lawsuit challenges federal grants to an Alaska Bible college that primarily serves Native Americans.

April 28, 2005
Over the last 18 months, Microsoft has shifted its support for academic research to involve more universities and more kinds of studies. The shifts come at a time that Bill Gates, the company's founder, has become increasingly concerned about declines in support for key research agencies and declining student interest in computer science.

April 27, 2005
The National Academies issued guidelines for scientists conducting the research.

April 27, 2005
Florida board moves toward requiring specific percentages of undergraduates to specialize in certain areas that the state needs.

April 27, 2005
A black female student is charged with sending threatening notes that led the university to evacuate minority students.

April 27, 2005
5 students have died in 3 fires in 2 weeks. College officials react, and Congress weighs action.

April 27, 2005
Montclair State University announced that it is reinstating its wrestling and men's lacrosse teams.

April 26, 2005
Can the U.S. go after a student loan defaulter's Social Security benefits? The justices will decide.

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