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January 4, 2007

The California State University system is considering an aggressive tack in assessing students' competence.

January 4, 2007

Duke University announced Wednesday that two of its students who were indicted on charges last year arising out of a party by lacrosse players were no longer blocked from enrolling at the university. (The third indicted player already has graduated.) A statement from the university noted that the university's policies with regard to those accused of violent acts attempt to balance the need for safety and security with the presumption of innocence.

January 3, 2007

German doctoral programs at Chapel Hill and Duke hope to merge; experts see model that could be applied to many disciplines.

January 3, 2007

A group of Vassar College faculty asks colleagues at the college and across the country to financially support a coalition opposing Iraq war.

January 3, 2007

Sara Martinez Tucker, U.S. under secretary for education, discusses her new job, the Spellings commission and affirmative action.

January 3, 2007

The year 2006 may be remembered for unprecedented attention given to issues related to women in science. Numerous expert panels -- most notably one appointed by the National Academies -- examined barriers facing female scientists. A new collection published by the American Psychological Association aims to add to the knowledge base.

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