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April 28, 2005
Over the last 18 months, Microsoft has shifted its support for academic research to involve more universities and more kinds of studies. The shifts come at a time that Bill Gates, the company's founder, has become increasingly concerned about declines in support for key research agencies and declining student interest in computer science.

April 28, 2005
Checker Finn asked George Mason U. to keep an adjunct away from his campus lecture. Now the adjunct -- a top education scholar -- is losing his job.

April 28, 2005
Johnnetta Cole announced that she would resign as president of Bennett College, then said she would reconsider after students, professors and trustees urged her to stay, The Greensboro News-Record reported. Cole, formerly president of Spelman College, became president of Bennett in 2002 and helped the financially struggling historically black institution regain some stability -- although she has also had to push new budget cuts there this year.

April 28, 2005
Many at Hope College believe a popular faculty member was forced out because his views offended religious leaders.

April 28, 2005
A lawsuit challenges federal grants to an Alaska Bible college that primarily serves Native Americans.

April 27, 2005
The National Academies issued guidelines for scientists conducting the research.

April 27, 2005
Florida board moves toward requiring specific percentages of undergraduates to specialize in certain areas that the state needs.

April 27, 2005
A black female student is charged with sending threatening notes that led the university to evacuate minority students.

April 27, 2005
5 students have died in 3 fires in 2 weeks. College officials react, and Congress weighs action.

April 27, 2005
Montclair State University announced that it is reinstating its wrestling and men's lacrosse teams.

April 26, 2005
Can the U.S. go after a student loan defaulter's Social Security benefits? The justices will decide.

April 26, 2005
With Larry Summers questioning their science ability, and the Bush administration weakening Title IX, it has not been a great year for women in higher education.But the Los Angeles Community College District has adopted a new policy that will help its female students in a most practical way: The ratios used to set the number of male and female bathroom stalls -- a ratio that has allowed men to zip in and zip out, while women stand in line -- is changing.

April 26, 2005
A civil rights group visits Liberty University to start a campaign that will focus on religious and military colleges.

April 26, 2005
The boards of state colleges and universities need to consider policy changes to become more effective, a new report says.

April 26, 2005
The Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has urged the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I Board of Directors to reject a proposal to let football teams play a 12th regular season game.

April 25, 2005
Wind swept onto the campus of Washington University in St. Louis around noon Friday, bending tree limbs back and throwing rain sideways into castle-like Brookings Hall. But the inside of the admissions office was silent and still.

April 25, 2005
On the upswing nationally, sign language is on the defensive at Brown.

April 25, 2005
GAO analysis of change in aid formula finds that approaches other than that used by the Bush administration would have hurt far fewer students.

April 25, 2005
The university faces pressure not to hire a controversial Columbia professor and to grant tenure to a popular assistant professor.

April 25, 2005
Enrollments in the Army's Reserve Officers Training Corps have dropped 16 percent in the last two years, according to a report in The Washington Post (free registration required).

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