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March 7, 2006

Academic freedom is facing its most serious threats since the McCarthy era, according to essays in Academic Freedom After September 11, published this month by Zone Books. Essays in the book -- which come from scholars such as Joel Beinin, Judith Butler and Robert Post -- both focus on current issues and offer a historical perspective.

March 7, 2006

Monday's announcement that two private equity firms had agreed to pay $3.4 billion to buy Education Management Corp. means at least one thing: Some well-known and well-heeled financial folks decided that one of the country's most successful publicly held providers of for-profit higher education was a smart investment.

March 7, 2006

Conservative newspaper holds drawing for AK-47 -- and ends up under (non-violent) assault.

March 6, 2006

Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court says Solomon Amendment does not violate law schools' rights.

March 6, 2006

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and 8 colleges unveil plan to assist low-income students at 2-year institutions.

March 6, 2006

Increases are highest at private institutions and doctoral institutions -- and in selected disciplines.

March 6, 2006

Federal scrutiny of governance is good, but law or regulation would be a mistake, guests tell Congressional aides.

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