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June 7, 2005
A new study documents huge changes that the loss of affirmative action would have at elite colleges -- for all but white students.

June 7, 2005
Justices decline to hear appeal of lawsuit challenging Education Department's policy on equity in sports.

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

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
Some scholars want to create new academic programs to focus on study of extremist groups.

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

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.

June 2, 2005
The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Stout, Charles Sorensen, has reversed an earlier decision and said that he would welcome at Reserve Officers Training Corps unit on the campus. Sorensen earlier said that such a unit would violate the university's policies barring discrimination against gay people, but he reversed himself amid concern that barring ROTC violates federal laws and offends many state officials. Kevin P.

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.

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