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January 25, 2007

Like many major American universities, the University of Minnesota has on multiple occasions been forced to confront the tension that exists between its grand (if not grandiose) academic ambitions and its desire to compete at the highest levels of big-time college sports.

January 25, 2007

Conventional wisdom has it that private universities are better places to work than public universities. The pay can be significantly better and tight state budgets have forced many public institutions to minimize raises and enlarge classes.

January 25, 2007

Georgia Southern University is starting a doctorate in public health.Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, in North Carolina, is starting an associate degree program in biotechnology.

January 25, 2007

Jimmy Carter's visit to Brandeis sets off debate about controversial ideas, balance and academic freedom.

January 24, 2007

Princeton's freeze draws headlines, Grinnell plans hefty hike. Some think the college raising prices is going to help more students.

January 24, 2007

Guilford College is shaken by arrest of 3 football players on charges that they attacked Palestinian students and called them terrorists.

January 24, 2007

Amid some protests outside, President Jimmy Carter visited Brandeis University Tuesday to talk about his new book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The book has been criticized by some as unfairly critical of Israel, but an original decision to invite Carter to debate the book -- but not to speak by himself -- was seen by many on the campus as an infringement on academic freedom and free speech. In the end, he spoke by himself, and answered questions that had been screened by a panel.

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