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August 3, 2005
Columbia University has announced a plan to spend $15 million to diversify its faculty. The funds will be used for a range of efforts, including experiments with new strategies for search committees, improvements in child care and other programs that help faculty members balance professional and personal responsibilities, and sponsorship of lectures and other programs. Special emphasis will go to recruiting in the sciences.

August 3, 2005
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies has had the kind of impact that most scholarly authors can only dream about for their works. First published by W.W. Norton in 1997, the book won a Pulitzer Prize the next year for its author, Jared Diamond, a professor of geography at the University of California at Los Angeles.

August 3, 2005
Pennsylvania and New Jersey are latest states to investigate for-profit company's campuses.

August 3, 2005
The NIT and NCAA hit the court (the federal kind), as NCAA defends its basketball tournament against monopoly charges.

August 2, 2005
President Bush has nominated Bruce Cole for a second four-year term as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Prior to joining the Bush administration, he was a professor of fine arts and comparative literature at Indiana University.The King's College, an evangelical college in New York City, has won a five-year extension of its accreditation from the New York State Board of Regents.

August 2, 2005
Letter details disagreements between only black member of the Harvard Corporation and Lawrence H. Summers.

August 2, 2005
New research asks why the community colleges most likely to serve low-income students are likely to receive less money.

August 2, 2005
Intensive summer program preps students from low-income L.A. high schools for top colleges -- and will track their progress.

August 2, 2005
State Department reports sharp rise in number of Chinese seeking visas to study in the United States.

August 1, 2005
For-profit institutions and female and minority students gain most, Education Department study finds.

August 1, 2005
The University of Georgia removes an associate provost amid reports that he shared a hotel suite with a graduate student.

August 1, 2005
Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences offered nine women tenured jobs in the 2004-5 academic year -- 27 percent of such job offers, an increase over the previous year's share of 13 percent, according to an analysis in today's Boston Globe. The newspaper reported that the percentage of such job offers going to women declined in the first three years of the presidency of Lawrence H.

August 1, 2005
Washburn U. statue of church figure did not violate Constitution, federal appeals panel concludes.

August 1, 2005
A discipline asks why progress in awarding Ph.D.'s to women has not led to progress in hiring them.

August 1, 2005
Athletes who leave college in good academic standing to go pro would be dropped from calculation of teams' classroom success.

July 29, 2005
Rice U.'s Connexions, which lets professors from any campus share materials, tries to challenge traditional peer review and publishing.

July 29, 2005
State blocks Denver educators from using high school funds to pay for tuition at a community college.

July 29, 2005
Conrad K. Harper, one of the seven members of the Harvard Corporation, has quit, the university announced Thursday. Harper, the only black member of the university's most powerful board, told reporters that he could no longer support the leadership of President Lawrence H. Summers, but he declined to go into details.

July 29, 2005
New survey suggests that prospective students rely on the Web but still want printed materials and even human interaction.

July 29, 2005
31% of youth with disabilities attend college in the first two years after high school, Education Department finds.

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