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October 31, 2005
Readers offer expert advice on the perfect costume to inspire fear at an academic Halloween party.

October 31, 2005
A new report warns that declining funds for physics and engineering puts more than the U.S.'s economic status at risk.

October 31, 2005
Xavier University of Louisiana announced on its Web site Friday that it would lay off employees, cancel numerous programs, limit graduate study to online offerings, and suspend conference play for its sports teams until fall 2006.

October 31, 2005
Total enrollment is up, as is minority enrollment, but difficulties persist with international recruitment.

October 31, 2005
To mark Campus Equity Week, part-timers in Vermont are using an unusual ad campaign.

October 28, 2005
The National Collegiate Athletic Association plans to provide up to $7 million a year to member colleges whose athletes perform well in the classroom and another $3 million annually to help institutions improve the academic success of their athletes, association officials said Thursday.

October 28, 2005
In lean year for colleges, measure would sustain key programs but provide few increases beyond biomedical research.

October 28, 2005
Study of the country and its language is booming at U.S. colleges -- and changes in high schools may swell enrollments further.

October 28, 2005
Does a monument to the civil rights struggle at Ole Miss need to be "positive"?

October 28, 2005
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Thursday that it has fired Luk Van Parijs as associate professor of biology after he admitted to fabricating and falsifying research data. The MIT statement said that no other members of Van Parijs's team were involved in the misconduct, and that MIT was forwarding its findings to federal officials.

October 28, 2005
Nobody wants to be the next American University. After weeks with its now ex-president, Benjamin Ladner, under a barrage of fire for his lavish spending habits and benefits package, universities are making sure that they don’t face similar vulnerabilities.Given all the publicity in Washington over American, it’s not surprising that George Washington University is among those institutions, creating a new position to monitor executive compensation and conducting an in-depth audit.

October 27, 2005
The surprise departure of the longtime general manager of Emory University’s student newspaper has journalists there accusing administration officials of trying to assert more control over the twice-weekly paper’s operations.On Wednesday, Karen Salisbury, assistant dean for campus life and director of student activities at Emory, sent an e-mail to the editor of the Emory Wheel, Geoff Pallay,  indicating that Eileen Smith had resigned her position as the paper’s general manager. In that position, Smith helped students garner advertising revenue to fund the operations of the paper.

October 27, 2005
They argued about numbers. They debated definitions. They challenged each other's "facts."

October 27, 2005
Agreement between administrators and professors was binding, judge's ruling says, even if budgets were tight.

October 27, 2005
Every Stanford University employee will get a little wealthier next week.To a brief silence, and then thunderous applause at a staff-appreciation lunch, President John Hennessy announced Tuesday that all 11,000 full and part-time faculty and staff members will get a $250 bonus next month for their "tremendous effort," which led to “a very successful year.”

October 27, 2005
"Ghetto" parties. Racist jokes. Leaving a pig's head outside a Jewish center. Why do some students offend year after year?

October 27, 2005
The board of Mercer County Community College fired Richard Rose as president of the New Jersey institution Tuesday, The Trenton Times reported. Board members questioned Rose's financial management, but he denied wrongdoing and his lawyer pledge to sue the board.

October 26, 2005
Can video games infiltrate the final frontier: education?

October 26, 2005
Amid latest steps in this year's complex budget battle, college leaders go on the offensive.

October 26, 2005
GAO study, which Republicans hoped would condemn direct lending program, doesn't.

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