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August 1, 2006

A junior at Oklahoma State University died in a fire in an off-campus house Sunday. The student, Kenneth Ray Egan, 21, did not live in the house, but was "a close friend of the residents and a frequent guest," the Stillwater Police Department said in a news release. Police officials said that they arrived at the house early Sunday morning to find Egan unconscious on a living room couch, and that their attempts to resuscitate him failed. The two residents of the house escaped and, according to the police department, did not know Egan was in the house.The U.S.

August 1, 2006

Community college group says U.S. officials would improperly exclude students seeking certificates from new grant program.

August 1, 2006

By now, it is widely accepted that curricular efforts to "engage" students -- to involve them deeply in the process of learning and in the actual material they study -- pays off. But as the number and proportion of underrepresented minority students and academically underprepared students of all races in college grows, educators and policy makers have lacked hard evidence that "engagement" practices work for those students, too.

July 31, 2006

Geographer held in alleged spying for Hezbollah is set free with no charges filed.

July 31, 2006

A climate researcher draws criticism for taking money from utility companies.

July 31, 2006

Eastern Oregon University has placed Robert Davis, director of undergraduate studies, on leave after a professor and a student filed suits charging that he raped them at a conference in Atlanta, the Associated Press reported. The women charge that they were raped on successive nights in a similar way, in which they were unconcious and woke up being overpowered by Davis.

July 31, 2006

U. of Houston lawsuit asks whether professors should have unlimited leeway to reject requests of students with disabilities.

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