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March 9, 2006
Undergraduates from 2 Birmingham colleges arrested in nationally publicized crimes.

March 9, 2006
Last week, Rep. Ric Keller (R-Fla.) was named by the new chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon, to replace McKeon as head of the panel's Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness, which is primarily responsible for dealing with higher education issues.

March 9, 2006
In a post-Katrina cost-cutting move, Louisiana is changing the way it manages its system of technical and community colleges, the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana and Technical College System announced. Most central office duties will be replaced with a regional management system.A legislative committee in Colorado has effectively ki

March 9, 2006
Oberlin College is taking a “fearless” marketing approach to overcome conceptions of what some see as “weirdness.” 

March 8, 2006
The application process is becoming a requirement for high school graduation in some Texas districts, with encouraging results. 

March 8, 2006
U. of Michigan president says critics of book search program and opponents of stem cell research impede the social good.

March 8, 2006
Facing uphill climb, student group rallies on Capitol Hill for increased spending on grants and student aid.

March 8, 2006
Popular professor at Harrisburg Area Community College suspended after report he used the f-word in class.

March 8, 2006
The University of New Orleans, still suffering from the impact of Katrina, is seeking board approval to declare financial exigency, which would pave the way for layoffs, including those who have tenure, the Associated Press reported. No details have been released about the scope of the layoffs, but they could be significant.Forty-three U.S.

March 8, 2006
Last week, for the second time in four months, a New York judge threw out a lawsuit brought by a group of alumni who sought to block Colgate University from purchasing their fraternity’s house.Around 65 members of Beta Theta Pi, approximately 5 percent of the members of the alumni corporation, filed a lawsuit in October 2005, alleging that Colgate forced the sale against the will of some of the corporation.

March 7, 2006
Unanimous court ruling in Pentagon case means colleges must grant full access to military recruiters or lose funds.

March 7, 2006
University officials, students and experts consider response to incident in which graduate tried to avenge Muslim deaths by driving into crowd.

March 7, 2006
Academic freedom is facing its most serious threats since the McCarthy era, according to essays in Academic Freedom After September 11, published this month by Zone Books. Essays in the book -- which come from scholars such as Joel Beinin, Judith Butler and Robert Post -- both focus on current issues and offer a historical perspective.

March 7, 2006
A state judge has ordered the University of California to repay more than $33 million in tuition increases to students -- finding that the hikes violated pledges not to increase required fees, the Los Angeles Times reported. The largest increases (and the largest potential refunds) involve those who were enrolled at professional schools.

March 7, 2006
Monday's announcement that two private equity firms had agreed to pay $3.4 billion to buy Education Management Corp. means at least one thing: Some well-known and well-heeled financial folks decided that one of the country's most successful publicly held providers of for-profit higher education was a smart investment.

March 7, 2006
Conservative newspaper holds drawing for AK-47 -- and ends up under (non-violent) assault.

March 6, 2006
Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court says Solomon Amendment does not violate law schools' rights.

March 6, 2006
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and 8 colleges unveil plan to assist low-income students at 2-year institutions.

March 6, 2006
Increases are highest at private institutions and doctoral institutions -- and in selected disciplines.

March 6, 2006
Federal scrutiny of governance is good, but law or regulation would be a mistake, guests tell Congressional aides.

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