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August 15, 2005
Sociologists offer unexplored issues raised by the Harvard president's comments -- and suggestions on how colleges should change.

August 15, 2005
A University of Vermont anthropology professor, James Petersen, was shot and killed Saturday while being robbed in a small town near the Amazon River in Brazil, the Associated Press reported. Petersen, chair of Vermont's anthropology department, was doing research in a town 1,650 miles northwest of Sao Paulo.Federal authorities raided p

August 15, 2005
For decades, but especially in recent years, social scientists have been frustrated by institutional review boards, campus bodies that must approve studies involving human subjects.The IRB's, as they are called, are best known for their work on informed consent with medical research. But the boards also must approve projects in which sociologists conduct surveys or do interviews -- even though such work doesn't pose any of the dangers of, say, a drug whose side effects could be deadly.

August 15, 2005
Teachers will need to submit course plans for approval if they want their classes to be part of the Advanced Placement program.

August 15, 2005
Google has made relatively few missteps during its phenomenally successful corporate life so far -- and its officials probably wouldn't characterize its announcement Friday that way.

August 15, 2005
Paterno's Pay: A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Friday that the state's retirement board was obligated to make public the pay of Pennsylvania State University's football coach and three other top officials.

August 12, 2005
A professor of microbiology at New York University's medical school is donating an estimated $105 million to the institution, The New York Times reported Thursday. Jan T.

August 12, 2005
When colleges switch away from Native American symbols, a few alumni and students grumble, but most get over it quickly.

August 12, 2005
New data show increases for total pool, women, and minority students, but drop in first-time foreign students.

August 12, 2005
8 college stores plan to offer electronic texts this fall, but will they sell?

August 11, 2005
New Jersey approves transfer to Montclair State U. of an audiology doctoral program that Seton Hall planned to phase out.

August 11, 2005
U. of Wisconsin faces criticism for being unable to immediately fire faculty members who are convicted of crimes.

August 11, 2005
Duke grad student from Turkey faces charges in Armenia; human rights groups see censorship at play.

August 11, 2005
More colleges require freshmen, as part of orientation, to take an online course on drinking-related dangers.

August 10, 2005
Transportation bill passed by Congress last month contains nearly $500 million in earmarks for colleges.

August 10, 2005
Latino students come from families with less money, on average, than others -- and they also receive less financial aid. Why?

August 10, 2005
Bellevue Community College, in Washington State, is starting associate degree and certificate programs this fall in business intelligence, which focuses on identifying, acquiring and reporting data needed for various business decisions.Michigan State University is offering a specialization in game design and development, starting in the fall.

August 10, 2005
Applications to M.B.A. programs fell for the third year in a row, Business Week reported. Data from the Graduate Management Admission Council suggests that more M.B.A. applicants may be on the way, but perhaps not from the United States.

August 10, 2005
Students whose parents didn't go to college are at a disadvantage in every stage of higher education, study finds.

August 9, 2005
American Psychiatric Association begins information campaign aimed specifically at college students.

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