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February 10, 2005
The Marines are back at Middlebury College -- recruiting this week for the first time in at least a decade. But before they could recruit, they had to agree to explain the military's policies that discriminate against gay people, and to answer questions about those policies at an open campus forum.

February 10, 2005
Should a liberal arts university even think about phasing out instruction in ancient Greek?

February 10, 2005
The university agrees to pay $500,000 and 3 scientists accept severe restrictions on their work.

February 10, 2005
Congress offered a first glimpse Wednesday at the new federal job training program for community colleges that President Bush unveiled more than a year ago. It came as members of a House of Representatives subcommittee approved a bill to renew the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.Officials of two-year colleges generally liked what they saw.

February 9, 2005
For much of the last year, community colleges and the Bush administration have, symbolically, been dancing cheek to cheek. Given what's in the Bush administration's 2006 budget proposal, they may spend the next few months fighting toe to toe.

February 9, 2005
A scholar's Web essay accuses the embattled Colorado professor of "research fraud."

February 9, 2005
During the tech boom of the '90s, New York University and Western Governors University were among the ambitious innovators in distance education. NYU created a for-profit, online spinoff. After a few years, it tanked. Western Governors, with its emphasis on "competency based" education, predicted it would quickly enroll thousands of students -- and ended up with dozens.This week, both institutions are turning corners in their distance programs.

February 8, 2005
The Bush budget plan would provide small increases for the NIH and NSF, while cutting spending on other programs.

February 8, 2005
President wants to eliminate many education programs -- and community colleges are particularly hard hit.

February 8, 2005
Nebraska shrinks its staff and its office to avoid cutting the number of books that it publishes.

February 8, 2005
Ward Churchill never got to talk at Hamilton College. But the controversial ethnic studies professor was supposed to have a platform tonight at his home campus, the University of Colorado at Boulder.

February 8, 2005
Stanford elevates "ethical reasoning" in general education program; some fear diversity issues are getting downgraded.

February 7, 2005
A Florida State U. center has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars promoting President Bush's school choice policies, The Palm Beach Post reports.

February 7, 2005
Iowa Supreme Court rules that state open-records laws apply to a public university's foundation.

February 7, 2005
Two students died in fraternity-related incidents last week: one from injuries in a fight at Baldwin-Wallace College and one in an apparent hazing activity that involved drinking massive quantities of water at California State University at Chico.During this academic year, fatalities have already occurred involving fraternities or their parties at Colorado State University, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Colorado, the University of Delaware and the University of Oklahoma.

February 4, 2005
The University of Colorado has started a review that could lead to the termination of Ward Churchill, a tenured professor whose comments on 9/11 have created a huge controversy.Phil DiStefano, interim chancellor of the university's Boulder campus, announced the review at a special meeting of the University's Board of Regents called to discuss Churchill.

February 4, 2005
An annual report from Standard & Poor's anticipates continued budgetary pressure, partially offset by stronger revenues.

February 4, 2005
Can professors nationwide band together to battle the clout of Texas school boards? One professor, fed up with the influence of Texas educators on children's knowledge of sex and science, is trying to find out.Sean G. Massey, the professor, got angry last fall, as he was reading about the latest skirmishes between textbook publishers and Texas school officials.

February 3, 2005
House Republicans unveiled their proposals for renewing the law that governs federal financial aid programs, which mirror the bill introduced last year.

February 3, 2005
Yale's law school joins Harvard's in again barring armed services recruiters; Congress sends colleges a warning.

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