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September 15, 2006

Seven cases of mumps have been confirmed at Wheaton College of Illinois and six more are suspected, The Chicago Tribune reported. All of the cases appear to be under control and public-health officials said that the college had responded well. But the outbreak raises concerns about other colleges.

September 15, 2006

Boston University has started a master's program in biomedical forensic sciences.

September 15, 2006

Enrollment of black freshmen at U. of Kentucky rebounds from last year's drop, but officials know harder work is ahead.

September 15, 2006

Education Department releases enrollment predictions, showing slowing college growth rate and continued prevalence of women.

September 15, 2006

How Lynyrd Skynyrd inspires Mississippi State's new president to connect with students.

September 15, 2006

In the annals of academic conferences, few may have been more ill-fated than the aborted conclave on academic boycotts planned by the American Association of University Professors.When the conference was called off in March, organizers hoped that they could salvage something good from the idea by taking papers planned for the conference and publishing them in a special issue of Academe, the AAUP's magazine.

September 14, 2006

A female student was killed Wednesday and 20 students were wounded by a gunman at Dawson College, in Montreal, CNN reported. The gunman was killed by police officers, who said that the attack was not a hate crime or an act of terrorism.Minnesota State University and an insurance company have agreed to pay $5.25 million to the families of three students killed in a crash last year and to two students injured in the accident, the Mankato


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