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May 4, 2005
Studies are released on students who borrow and then drop out, and on the role of private scholarships.

May 3, 2005
Robert C. Andringa -- an influential figure in Washington higher ed circles -- announced plans to retire.

May 3, 2005
Denied tenure, a well liked faculty member suffers a breakdown -- in public. Are there lessons for academe?

May 3, 2005
Supreme Court will decide long-running dispute over campus access for military recruiters.

May 3, 2005
The Daily Texan will remain unique for at least a little while longer.The University of Texas at Austin student newspaper is believed to be the only such publication where the student body elects the editor, right alongside student government leaders, in a vote each spring.

May 3, 2005
In American society today, some words just can't be apologized away.

May 3, 2005
Two-thirds of faculty members at the Community College of Rhode Island are teaching more than a full course load, and some are teaching up to 14 courses a semester, according to an article in The Providence Journal (free registration required).

May 2, 2005
After 3 years looking inward, a top liberal arts college emerges with new plans for sophomores, interdisciplinarity, faculty hiring and the budget.

May 2, 2005
Protesters have taken over the president's office at U. of Hawaii, objecting to plans for a new research deal with the Navy.

May 2, 2005
A new book urges colleges to give low-income students the same admissions edge they give to children of alumni.

May 2, 2005
Johnnetta Cole -- at the behest of students and faculty -- agrees to continue on as president, rescinding her resignation.

May 2, 2005
Many college presidents consider reporters a necessary nuisance in a democracy. Auburn University's interim president, Ed Richardson, isn't so sure about the necessary part.He sent a memo to Auburn faculty members and administrators last week telling them that he will no longer speak with Jack Stripling, who covers higher education for the local newspaper, The Opelika-Auburn News.

May 2, 2005
A fire Saturday morning killed one student at the University of Maryland at College Park and left another seriously injured. The students were in an off-campus house. The Maryland death was the sixth in April of students killed where they lived.

April 29, 2005
Jonathan Bean is a popular professor at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale -- even though his libertarian politics don't always coincide with his students' views. A historian, he was just named Teacher of the Year in the College of Liberal Arts.

April 29, 2005
Chico State wants more students in classes on Fridays; Penn State cuts back on 8 a.m. courses.

April 29, 2005
Compromise adopted by Congress contains little of what colleges want.

April 29, 2005
A new report from the California Student Aid Commission and EdFund looks at why some students apply for financial aid and never enroll. The report found that 7 in 10 of these students cited financial difficulties as preventing them from enrolling.

April 29, 2005
The numbers are bleak and -- for anyone who cares about the vibrancy of the American economy or the importance of an educated citizenry -- deeply worrisome: the United States has fallen to 17th in the world in high school graduation rates and 7th in college-going rates, and is the only industrialized country whose rates are falling.And perhaps most troubling of all, the rates are lowest among those segments of the American populace that are growing the fastest.

April 29, 2005
Association leaders tell colleges to ignore Education Department policy on e-mail surveys of athletes' interest.

April 28, 2005
Many at Hope College believe a popular faculty member was forced out because his views offended religious leaders.

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