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June 23, 2006

Mary Cullinan, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Tex., has been named president of Southern Oregon University.Larry V.

June 23, 2006

Unusual dorm is meant to promote spiritual development among students at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

June 23, 2006

Concorde Career Colleges is latest publicly traded for-profit chain taken over by private investors.

June 23, 2006

In Chicago, Roosevelt U. will help prepare faculty for community colleges, which will in turn provide students for the university.

June 22, 2006

University shelves controversial plan that would have given administrators information about students receiving counseling.

June 22, 2006

In California, for-profit colleges and state officials fight over appropriate requirements for data on graduation and job placement.

June 22, 2006

Community college graduation rates are low -- in some cases abysmally so. And as the push grows to hold colleges accountable for their students’ academic success, some leaders of two-year institutions have expressed concern that the low completion rates could make the colleges appear ineffective.But a study released Wednesday by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics offers some evidence to back up the argument of some community college officials that the institutions do pretty well with those who actually want to earn a degree.

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