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December 27, 2006

William & Mary president apologizes for haste, but stands by decision to make a historic chapel more welcoming to non-Christians.

December 27, 2006

A professor who was denied tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has vowed to start a hunger strike on February 5 outside the provost's office."I will either see the provost resign and my hard-earned tenure granted at MIT, or I will die defiantly right outside his office," James L. Sherley, who teaches biological engineering, wrote in a letter to colleagues that he provided to Inside Higher Ed. While not commenting directly on Sherley's claims, MIT issued a statement that he has been treated fairly.

December 27, 2006

Southern agency punishes Alabama 2-year college; Western group restores approval for Claremont School of Theology.

December 27, 2006

Thomas M. Menino, the mayor of Boston, is so frustrated with the performance of community colleges that serve the city that he is exploring plans to have the institutions report to the city rather than the state, The Boston Globe reported. Officials of Bunker Hill and Roxbury Community Colleges indicated that they are willing to consider the mayor's ideas.

December 27, 2006

In pre-Christmas statement, university officials say students may undergo discipline for disrupting speech -- but offer no details, citing privacy law.

December 27, 2006

Indiana U. of Pennsylvania announces its new team name -- without checking Google first to see who else might be using the name.

December 22, 2006

Cal State Northridge could become the first college in the country to offer a Central American studies major.

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