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September 30, 2005
Michigan ruling says state ban on gay marriage doesn't restrict health insurance.

September 30, 2005
Yektan Turkyilmaz, detained and tried in Armenia, on his experience and its implications for other academics.

September 30, 2005
Study also finds slight increases in share of degrees going to women and minority students.

September 30, 2005
Pension giant infuriates American institutions abroad by telling them it doesn't want their business.

September 30, 2005
Three publishers of college textbooks announced Thursday that they have reached a settlement with two individuals accused of unauthorized copying and sale of the solutions manuals for selected textbooks. The manuals are supposed to be available only for course instructors.

September 29, 2005
U. of Oregon ends policy that excluded white students from priority enrollment in certain courses.

September 29, 2005
Capping 10-day tour, community college chief asks comedian to ease up on jokes about the institutions.

September 29, 2005
A student's discussion of Jesus at convocation draws some complaints, but also support for his rights.

September 29, 2005
The National Collegiate Athletic Association on Wednesday upheld its decision last month to include the University of North Dakota on a list of institutions that face restrictions on participation in NCAA championships because they use nicknames deemed “hostile and abusive” to Native Americans.

September 29, 2005
Campus HR officials trade stories and advice about what role they can play in setting fair salaries.

September 29, 2005
Tulane University announced a plan Wednesday to start its spring semester -- on schedule -- on January 17, with an orientation before that for freshmen who never had their regular orientation this fall.

September 28, 2005
2 magazines sponsor election for the title of top public intellectual.

September 28, 2005
Boston College has created a minor in Jewish studies this fall, one of the few such programs at a Roman Catholic college.

September 28, 2005
U. of Alabama unveiled two new networking Web sites -- and one is for parents.

September 28, 2005
At Michigan State, 9 unions have agreed to link their salary increases to the university's costs in paying for insurance.

September 28, 2005
Study finds that provision on prior convictions of college students withholds $150 million in Pell Grants and loans each year.

September 28, 2005
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill to provide more flexibility in campus-based aid programs at colleges that have been affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The bill would extend certain deadlines, allow colleges' need to be evaluated in light of the hurricanes, and allow for the distribution of additional funds to these institutions.

September 27, 2005
Goucher will begin requiring all of its students to spend at least some time studying in another country.

September 27, 2005
Eight students at Utah State University were killed Monday, and three more were injured, when the van in which they were traveling crashed, The Standard-Examiner reported. Utah State officials said that the students were returning from a field trip.

September 27, 2005
Institutional culture and presidential leadership matter more than specific programs and policies, study finds.

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