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October 25, 2005

Benjamin Ladner walked away from American University Monday night -- with millions of dollars. Ladner -- president for 11 years -- was fired this month by American University's Board of Trustees amid reports of profligate spending. For the last two weeks, Ladner and board members have negotiated the financial terms of his departure, with faculty members and students expressing outrage over reports that he would receive a multi-million dollar settlement.

October 24, 2005

Cornell president says it has no place in science courses -- and also acknowledges the theory's popularity.

October 24, 2005

University announces layoffs -- many of them fund raising positions -- as it evaluates plans to recover from Katrina.

October 24, 2005

U.S. appeals court's ruling in recruiting incentives case would make individual suits against colleges easier.

October 24, 2005

U.S. hardly ever seeks wiretaps on college networks, but orders colleges to make it easier to install wiretaps.

October 24, 2005

A majority of undergraduates aren't considered to be financially tied to their parents.


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