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April 18, 2005
Alcohol and smoking contributed to the fire that killed 3 Miami U. students, an investigation concludes.

April 18, 2005
The more students are "engaged" in their academic work, the less likely they are to drink heavily or abuse drugs. But academic engagement does not seem to have any effect, positively or negatively, on students' overall mental health, although it does seem to add to the level of stress they feel.

April 18, 2005
Elementary school students perform better when their teachers have "completed the training that leads to certification," Stanford University researchers reported in a study released Friday at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. The researchers, led by Linda Darling-Hammond, said the study was the first to examine the relative effectiveness of formal teacher education programs and those that put teachers into classrooms with less formal training, like Teach for America.

April 18, 2005
MIT grad students use computer program to generate substance-free paper -- with plenty of jargon and graphs -- and a conference accepts it.

April 18, 2005
Leaders of the AFT's college unions plan opposition to David Horowitz, cooperation with the NEA, and new organizing efforts.

April 15, 2005
Teaching assistants at Columbia and Yale vote to strike; students walk out of classes at Emerson to back faculty union.

April 15, 2005
A study of industrialized nations finds Sweden has the most affordable higher education system and the Netherlands has the most accessible.

April 15, 2005
A Berkeley dean talks about taking Hampshire's top job, politically active campuses, and becoming one of the few openly gay college presidents.

April 15, 2005
A flurry of activity suggests Congress may make progress on extending the Higher Education Act after all.

April 15, 2005
Harvard University found that Lawrence H. Tribe committed a "serious lapse" by failing to credit the work of another scholar in a book Tribe, a law professor, wrote 20 years ago, the Associated Press reported. But the inquiry also found that Tribe's error was not intentional.

April 14, 2005
Three foundations are starting a major effort to help low income students move from two-year institutions to top universities.

April 14, 2005
Claremont Graduate U. and Vanderbilt hope new types of courses will give their doctoral students a broader perspective.

April 14, 2005
Students at North Carolina State University don't know for sure the real name of the man they elected student body president. But that didn't stop them from electing "The Pirate Captain," who won a runoff victory last night.

April 14, 2005
Students are deeply committed to exploring their spiritual and religious lives, but don't get much help from colleges, researchers say.

April 14, 2005
College associations have hired PricewaterhouseCoopers to help them fight for, and against, potential changes in the tax code.

April 14, 2005
Yale agrees to pay New Haven $250 per student and staff member toward the provision of city services.

April 13, 2005
A Business Week study suggests MBA programs are in trouble, but another survey says that these are great times to be a new graduate.

April 13, 2005
Student protest season is in full swing.Two weeks after students at Georgetown University ended a hunger strike aimed at winning a "living wage" for janitors and other contract workers there, students at Washington University in St. Louis have started their own such protest -- and the university is turning up the heat on them.

April 13, 2005
Two Davidson trustees -- including the college's most generous donor -- quit over board's decision to allow non-Christians to serve.

April 13, 2005
An NCAA panel approves a 12th football game, expands scholarships for women and adds flexibility to academic rules.

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