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August 11, 2006

New NSF data show slight uptick in federal share of academic research budgets -- with most funds going to colleges with existing infrastructure.

August 11, 2006

Auburn University on Thursday announced new limits on the number of students whose independent study work can be supervised by a single professor, and announced the removal of two administrators (who retain their tenured faculty slots).  The changes follow a report in The New York Times that large numbers of athletes were taking "directed studies" with the same professor and earning significantly higher grades on that work than in regular courses.

August 11, 2006

Randolph-Macon Woman’s College’s board is set to vote to admit men.

August 11, 2006

U. of Wisconsin becomes battleground as Christian groups expand quest for right to receive funds and limit membership.

August 10, 2006

The cover of Privatization and Public Universities features a brick campus wall with a "For Sale" sign taped to it. The collection of essays arrives from Indiana University Press at a time that many fear that public universities and their values may indeed be for sale -- as states pull back from their role providing both funds and leadership for public higher education. Two scholars of higher education -- Edward P. St. John of the University of Michigan and Douglas M.

August 10, 2006

Keith E. Alley, vice chancellor for research and dean of graduate studies at the University of California at Merced, has been named executive vice chancellor and provost there.

August 10, 2006

The Education Department published interim final regulations in the Federal Register Wednesday to carry out changes in the student loan and other programs that were enacted as part of the Higher Education Reconciliation Act that President Bush signed in February.

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