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March 21, 2005
U. of California, which helped prompt changes to the SAT, now questions dependence on PSAT in awarding National Merit Scholarships.

March 18, 2005
The new economic market in higher education may lead one liberal arts college to sell its adult education programs to another.

March 18, 2005
House and Senate budget resolutions set differing directions, promising a showdown that could affect education programs.

March 18, 2005
The American College Health Association recommended Thursday that colleges vaccinate all freshmen living in dormitories for meningococcal meningitis, following a similar recommendation last month by a panel of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

March 18, 2005
A publisher announces suits over sales of special text guides -- with test answers -- that are available only to professors, but being sold online by students.

March 18, 2005
A study finds that alcohol contributed to the deaths of 1,700 college students in 2001.

March 18, 2005
A Congressional hearing suggests an easing of visa problems but a looming crisis in U.S. competitiveness.

March 17, 2005
A study in Iowa suggests that low-income students take less financial aid than they need. Wealthier students, though, take more.

March 17, 2005
Brown's coach discourages wrestlers from joining a fraternity, drawing cries of discrimination.

March 17, 2005
If Lawrence H. Summers needs a support group, he could easily find other presidents who watched their faculties vote "no confidence" in them -- and survived.However humiliating and damaging Tuesday's vote may have been to Harvard's president -- and experts agree that it was both of those things -- he may well keep his job for years to come. The Harvard Corporation, the university's board, issued a statement backing Summers. And many think that board backing is the norm after such a vote.

March 17, 2005
Columbia prizes honor works on antebellum Virginia, race and the Supreme Court, and Southern intellectualism.

March 17, 2005
Oberlin embarks on a plan to improve its finances and academics -- in part by getting a little smaller. Critics fear key values are at risk.

March 16, 2005
Direct lending supporters accuse some lenders of delays on consolidation; Democrats and Republicans trade charges in Congress.

March 16, 2005
A faculty vote goes against Harvard's president; Summers asks professors to work with him.

March 16, 2005
A major player in for-profit higher education adds to its medical offerings.

March 16, 2005
A for-profit group in Oregon and Washington State -- facing several investigations -- shut  down suddenly at the end of last week.

March 16, 2005
Iowa's David Skorton uses "The Facebook" to stay in touch with students.

March 16, 2005
The student body now elects the editor of The Daily Texan. A pending change troubles some selected in the past.

March 15, 2005
The median salary for mid-level administrators increased 3.0 percent this year, compared to 2.1 percent last year, according to a new report.

March 15, 2005
A new study from the University of Toronto suggests that higher education -- and lots of it -- may prevent memory loss as we age.The study involved putting groups of young adults (aged 18 to 30) and older adults (65 and up) through various memory tests. At the same time, the researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to study brain activity in the two groups. Later, results were compared based on educational attainment.

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