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April 7, 2005
More than half of all colleges now have high school students taking courses.

April 7, 2005
Higher education leaders plan a three-year, national campaign to shift attitudes and build support.

April 7, 2005
Brown moves to assert more rights to faculty inventions, and some professors are unhappy.

April 7, 2005
Four years after unveiling a plan to share course materials with the world, MIT assesses its impact.

April 7, 2005
Molly Broad announced Thursday that she would retire as president of the University of North Carolina system at the end of the next academic year. Broad, president of the 16-campus system since 1997, helped push through billions in bonds to finance a massive construction campaign for system campuses.

April 6, 2005
An evangelical college in New York City, saying its accreditation is at risk, is taking on an eminence in higher education.

April 6, 2005
Most like their positions, but many have tight budgets and question whether they are actually being trained.

April 6, 2005
The college trustees' group hired an internal candidate as its new chief. Should colleges follow its lead?

April 6, 2005
Ward Churchill spoke at Eastern Washington University Tuesday, despite the opposition of administrators to his visit, The Seattle Times reported. The university had said that it was concerned about security, but Churchill called that issue "bogus."The woman who was killed boxing last weekend was a geography professor at Front Range Community College.

April 6, 2005
Leading expert on race and politics, returning to Chicago, is latest émigré from African-American studies department.

April 5, 2005
Chapel Hill starts to see success with its program to enroll those at the lowest income levels.

April 5, 2005
Robert L. King, chancellor of the 64-campus State University of New York, plans to step down by June 1, The New York Times reported. King has been seen as on his way out for several months now, especially after apparently losing the support of Gov. George Pataki, who was once his ally.

April 5, 2005
Study finds big drop in number of low-scoring students admitted to U. of California, a year after a regent blasted the university.

April 5, 2005
A scholar analyzes the state of instruction in American history survey courses – and finds them heavily reliant on textbooks.

April 5, 2005
Supreme Court declines to hear case in which player challenged the league's "age" rule.

April 5, 2005
4 Va. institutions seek state immunity protection as estate of bankrupt bookstore chain seeks to recoup funds.

April 4, 2005
A graduate student brings charges of bogus citations and plagiarism against a professor, and guess who loses her job?

April 4, 2005
An adjunct says that sharing his master's thesis on pornography with his class left him without any more teaching assignments.

April 4, 2005
With strike looming, university and teaching assistants compromise on pay, benefits and other issues.

April 4, 2005
The Ford Foundation has announced a new program to promote "pluralism and academic freedom" in higher education.

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