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July 12, 2005
University of Memphis decides that its campus is no place for children.

July 12, 2005
Growing up in a moderate income area near San Diego, Arnold Cuenca had an interest in and aptitude for science in high school. But as he contemplated potential careers, he, like most of his peers, was encouraged to enter the military or take a job right out of high school -- paths most of his peers chose. His mom was a nurse, though, and that got him thinking about being a doctor."Other than my mom, I had nothing to encourage me to become a health professional -- I didn't know what medicine was," says Cuenca.

July 12, 2005
To encourage more doctorates, report suggests that the first place to look may be community colleges.

July 11, 2005
Colleges and universities in the Florida Panhandle and along the Gulf of Mexico coastal region planned to be shut down today because of Sunday's arrival of Hurricane Dennis.

July 11, 2005
American colleges with London programs resumed normal activities Friday, while offering security tips to students.

July 11, 2005
As financial markets improved, selective private colleges saw their cash and investments increase faster than their operating budgets in the 2004 fiscal year, reversing the pattern of the year before. But except at the very top tier of institutions, the colleges' debt rose even faster, as they poured money into expanding and renovating facilities, Standard & Poor's said in a report released this month.

July 11, 2005
Trustees acknowledge that their fight to stay independent is over and Georgia Baptist Convention will regain control.

July 11, 2005
Three private colleges that reduced charges dramatically share information on what worked -- and what didn't.

July 11, 2005
House GOP leaders and Bush administration agree to end 9.5% rate for some loans -- belatedly, Democrats say.

July 8, 2005
Republican leader proposes giving borrowers a choice of fixed or variable interest rates, but plan offers few details.

July 8, 2005
American colleges with programs in London account for students and try to assure worried parents.

July 8, 2005
Roman Catholic law school on track for full accreditation from its peers (and former skeptics).

July 8, 2005
California's Legislature overwhelmingly approved budget legislation Thursday that would lift spending on education programs to their highest level ever and generally satisfy officials of the state's three college and university systems in 2005-6. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who reached an agreement with legislative leaders on a budget deal on Tuesday, is expected to sign the measure early next week.

July 8, 2005
Pennsylvania attorney general shutters "diploma mill" and launches litigation offensive against the owner.

July 7, 2005
New law in Oregon will force people with unlicensed degrees to raise a red flag to potential employers.

July 7, 2005
California legislative leaders and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reached a budget deal late Tuesday that would give colleges their first spending increases in several years.

July 7, 2005
For all the uproar over legislation inspired by the Academic Bill of Rights, very little of it has gone anywhere. There have been hearings -- some of them noisy -- in many states, but not much more this year.

July 7, 2005
Two university systems agree to let Cal State offer its first independent doctorate, in educational administration.

July 6, 2005
The University of Oregon has agreed to pay $375,000 to settle a sex-discrimination suit brought by a former women's track coach, according to the Eugene Register-Guard. The former coach lost her job when the men's and women's track programs were merged, and sued for $1.1 million.

July 6, 2005
Financial aid administrators are urged to reach out to same-sex couples so that scholarship funds can be distributed fairly.

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