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June 7, 2005
A group of public university presidents traveled to China last week to kick off a new approach for collaboration between colleges there and in the United States.The Institute of University Design, which is being created at Arizona State University, will sponsor projects in which presidents and educational leaders from the two countries will collaborate on projects of mutual interest. The first project will be a book, jointly written by presidents of universities from the two countries, on the "toolkit"  needed to create the future of the academic institution.

June 7, 2005
Students in the anatomy and physiology course at Polk Community College last fall might have thought it odd that the instructor asked them to sign in for each class on a roster that asked for their names and Social Security numbers, since that wasn't the college's policy.

June 7, 2005
Preliminary admissions data suggest climbing black and Hispanic enrollments after changes wrought by Supreme Court ruling.

June 7, 2005
The number of colleges offering benefits or anti-bias protection for gay employees increased significantly in 2004.

June 6, 2005
Summers critic who once challenged Harvard on sex bias named graduate dean; alumni want president to stay.

June 6, 2005
A sociologist sues Georgetown College, charging that his wardrobe led to his non-renewal.

June 6, 2005
18 months after last search blew up, university selects MIT provost as new leader.

June 6, 2005
An investigation by The Rocky Mountain News found three instances in which Ward Churchill, the embattled professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, published the work of others without their permission.

June 6, 2005
A community college district in San Jose brings in an outside investigator amid complaints of mistreatment of black and Latino educators.

June 6, 2005
Some scholars want to create new academic programs to focus on study of extremist groups.

June 3, 2005
Supporters of two clerics at Saint Louis University say they were forced to resign because they were too loyal to students.

June 3, 2005
Some trustees at U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggest affirmative action for male applicants.

June 3, 2005
Annual study finds progress for women but declines for minorities in college athletics hiring.

June 3, 2005
Some multiracial students say they feel pressure to choose a single racial identity.

June 3, 2005
For 2d time in a month, a state court undercuts religious college's move toward more independence.

June 2, 2005
Professors say search committees too frequently doom minority candidates.

June 2, 2005
The U.S. Education Department released its annual potpourri of statistical data about the state of American education.

June 2, 2005
A president challenges the late-night comedian to a motorcycle ride -- and a talk about education.

June 2, 2005
Freshmen and sophomores who work with professors are more likely to get degrees and go to graduate school, U. of Michigan studies show.

June 2, 2005
New data document dramatic drop -- especially at public institutions -- in percentage of colleges that consider minority status in admissions.

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