Ahh, the golden days of yore: family dinners in front of the fireplace, unlocked front doors, children riding bikes trailed by streamers, softly squeezing their horns as the ice cream truck sings – and mumps and whooping cough and tuberculosis, oh my.
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October 31, 2006
October 27, 2006
At colleges across the country, students will be dressing up and downing drinks this weekend, engaging in any number of tricks not for kids. Traditions, new and old, die hard on Halloween. One legendary party is being resurrected, another lives on, while others on campus use Halloween as an opportunity to do good -- and even, strange as it may seem, to address the country’s challenges in science education.
October 26, 2006
Changes in store for admissions test used by law schools.
October 25, 2006
Dell remains the computer of choice on campuses, but the "cooler" Apple is steadily gaining steam.
October 24, 2006
Faculty at a California community college picket over pay while administrators vow to keep classes going.
October 23, 2006
Pre-game, pre-party, pre-funk ... how to pre-vent? Call “pre-gaming” by any of its other names and it still translates the same for substance abuse specialists seeking strategies to control the ubiquitous “pre-party,” generally defined as a small group of students drinking together in a dorm room or other private space prior to an actual party or social event.
October 20, 2006
Move may reflect changes in for-profit higher education market and views about generating leads for students.
October 20, 2006
On election night next month, many eyes will be on Michigan, where voters will consider a proposal that would broadly ban race or sex-based affirmative action in all government programs, including college and university admissions. But while that may be the most visible state ballot measure related to higher education this year, dozens of others -- on such diverse issues as state tax and spending limits, eminent domain and gay marriage -- could significantly affect colleges and universities.
October 19, 2006
A Brown University report released Wednesday on the institution's ties to the slave trade stops short of recommending an apology, and eschews the subject of personal monetary reparations. It focuses instead on memorials and social justice efforts meant to acknowledge and make amends for the past -- and, perhaps more importantly, offer a paradigm for other universities with spotty paths seeking to move forward.
October 18, 2006
Columbia's president responded to disruption of talk by saying issues were "not complicated," but some students are defending what took place.