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February 8, 2005
Ward Churchill never got to talk at Hamilton College. But the controversial ethnic studies professor was supposed to have a platform tonight at his home campus, the University of Colorado at Boulder.

February 8, 2005
Stanford elevates "ethical reasoning" in general education program; some fear diversity issues are getting downgraded.

February 8, 2005
The Bush budget plan would provide small increases for the NIH and NSF, while cutting spending on other programs.

February 8, 2005
President wants to eliminate many education programs -- and community colleges are particularly hard hit.

February 7, 2005
Iowa Supreme Court rules that state open-records laws apply to a public university's foundation.

February 7, 2005
Two students died in fraternity-related incidents last week: one from injuries in a fight at Baldwin-Wallace College and one in an apparent hazing activity that involved drinking massive quantities of water at California State University at Chico.During this academic year, fatalities have already occurred involving fraternities or their parties at Colorado State University, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Colorado, the University of Delaware and the University of Oklahoma.

February 7, 2005
A Florida State U. center has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars promoting President Bush's school choice policies, The Palm Beach Post reports.

February 4, 2005
The University of Colorado has started a review that could lead to the termination of Ward Churchill, a tenured professor whose comments on 9/11 have created a huge controversy.Phil DiStefano, interim chancellor of the university's Boulder campus, announced the review at a special meeting of the University's Board of Regents called to discuss Churchill.

February 4, 2005
An annual report from Standard & Poor's anticipates continued budgetary pressure, partially offset by stronger revenues.

February 4, 2005
Can professors nationwide band together to battle the clout of Texas school boards? One professor, fed up with the influence of Texas educators on children's knowledge of sex and science, is trying to find out.Sean G. Massey, the professor, got angry last fall, as he was reading about the latest skirmishes between textbook publishers and Texas school officials.

February 3, 2005
Yale's law school joins Harvard's in again barring armed services recruiters; Congress sends colleges a warning.

February 3, 2005
Brown's president tells students that the "dominance of certain voices" may stifle debate.

February 3, 2005
As regents gather to discuss Ward Churchill, politicians rush to denounce him and faculty groups offer support.

February 3, 2005
House Republicans unveiled their proposals for renewing the law that governs federal financial aid programs, which mirror the bill introduced last year.

February 2, 2005
Publishers and a student advocacy group trade charges.

February 2, 2005
Colleges are at risk of losing some of the most talented young academics -- especially female ones -- if they don't make major changes in the faculty career path. That was the message at a briefing Tuesday for presidents attending the annual meeting of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

February 2, 2005
Citing death threats, Hamilton calls off a planned talk by a Boulder professor. Colorado's governor seeks his resignation.

February 2, 2005
Regulating diploma mills is a little like herding cats.The institutions, which offer fraudulent degrees in exchange for cash and little or no academic work, crop up overnight and disappear nearly as fast, when consumer complaints rise or law enforcement officials catch the scent. State and federal lawmakers yearn to crack down on these "colleges," but because they're hard to define and hard to nail down, there's often little they can do.

February 2, 2005
An education student wrote a paper last semester advocating corporal punishment; now Le Moyne College won't let him enroll.

February 1, 2005
It's rare for a publication to print letters to the editor about articles published more than 25 years ago. But a letter in the new issue of The New York Review of Books couldn't have been published back then.The letter, "McCarthyism at Harvard," details the experiences of Robert N. Bellah, an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley who previously taught at Harvard -- and ran into difficulties there in the 1950s because of his brief membership in the Communist Party while a Harvard undergraduate in the late 1940s.

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