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

August 10, 2005
Students whose parents didn't go to college are at a disadvantage in every stage of higher education, study finds.

August 10, 2005
Transportation bill passed by Congress last month contains nearly $500 million in earmarks for colleges.

August 10, 2005
Latino students come from families with less money, on average, than others -- and they also receive less financial aid. Why?

August 10, 2005
Applications to M.B.A. programs fell for the third year in a row, Business Week reported. Data from the Graduate Management Admission Council suggests that more M.B.A. applicants may be on the way, but perhaps not from the United States.

August 10, 2005
Bellevue Community College, in Washington State, is starting associate degree and certificate programs this fall in business intelligence, which focuses on identifying, acquiring and reporting data needed for various business decisions.Michigan State University is offering a specialization in game design and development, starting in the fall.

August 9, 2005
American Psychiatric Association begins information campaign aimed specifically at college students.

August 9, 2005
More than 100,000 students who graduated from high school in 2004 hired private counselors.

August 9, 2005
Michigan foundation creates private college -- offering junior- and senior-level courses -- so graduates of community college can transfer.

August 9, 2005
Four scholars have published a paper in The Forum challenging the much publicized research published there in March arguing that liberals dominate academe and that conservatives and practicing Christians are less likely to gain professorial jobs.

August 8, 2005
Athletes who go pro or leave for other reasons won't count as failures in measuring progress toward a degreee.

August 8, 2005
Court showdown looms in Kansas over whether public universities own all scholarly work.

August 8, 2005
A former trustee of Compton Community College was arrested last week on charges of defrauding the college of more than $1 million. Ignacio Pena set up a shell company that was paid to teach classes, but never did so, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, which also said that Pena charged personal items to college accounts. Pena, who is in jail, was unavailable for comment.

August 8, 2005
NCAA crackdown on Native American team names and icons sends a message but sows confusion and conflict.

August 8, 2005
The only private university to have collective bargaining for graduate students announces a "final" decision to end the practice.

August 5, 2005
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Thursday that it had settled an investigation into "untrue statements and omissions" by Utah's college savings program but filed separate charges accusing its former director of directing more than $500,000 of funds from the plan's participants into secret accounts and transferring $85,000 of those funds to his personal bank accounts.

August 5, 2005
1 in 10 adults reports being in college degree or certificate programs for work-related reasons.

August 5, 2005
College officials, especially at 2-year institutions, fear the effects -- and see Colorado as a cautionary tale.

August 4, 2005
Florida universities see a decline in projections for the fall, but hope to bring numbers up by September.

August 4, 2005
Colorado State University at Pueblo is starting a new focus for a bachelor of science in engineering degree in the fall. The new emphasis is on mechatronics, which combines mechanical and electrical engineering with computers.DeVry University plans to start a new bachelor's degree in game and simulation programming in March.

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