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October 25, 2005

While many scientists leave "intelligent design" debate to the press, some shift time from labs to school boards and kids.

October 25, 2005

Benjamin Ladner walked away from American University Monday night -- with millions of dollars.Ladner -- president for 11 years -- was fired this month by American University's Board of Trustees amid reports of profligate spending. For the last two weeks, Ladner and board members have negotiated the financial terms of his departure, with faculty members and students expressing outrage over reports that he would receive a multi-million dollar settlement.

October 25, 2005

Landmark College and five community colleges will work to develop strategies that can be used by many institutions.

October 25, 2005

Colleges in Florida that shut down in advance of Hurricane Wilma are starting to resume operations. Among institutions that will be open today, and that are reporting minimal damage, are the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. On Florida's eastern coast, several colleges said that they would remain closed today, although initial reports indicated that damage was not severe.

October 25, 2005

At Educause meeting, James Hilton catalogs the threats and opportunities that technology presents for higher education.

October 25, 2005

For-profit higher education, with its emphasis on serving part-time, older students, has not traditionally been in the business of building dormitories.But DeVry University dedicated its first dormitory last week, at its Fremont campus, outside of San Francisco. Not only is the dorm a first for DeVry, which has campuses in 22 states, but it goes against the pattern at national, for-profit colleges. The University of Phoenix and Corinthian Colleges, for example, don't have any dorms or plans to build them.

October 24, 2005

Cornell president says it has no place in science courses -- and also acknowledges the theory's popularity.


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