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November 7, 2006

Isabel Vittorio, who, as a department chair at the fictional Austin University, had variously “been described as narcissistic, charismatic, brilliant, and opportunistic” was found slumped over her desk in the Department of Literature and Rhetoric early on a Monday morning, her neck broken. What ensues as the murder investigation unfolds is a peek inside what author Lynn C. Miller called the closed, “wonderful dysfunctional family template” of a humanities department.

November 7, 2006

UAW's failed effort to represent 6,000 California researchers shows promise and pitfalls of organizing a unique higher ed population.

November 7, 2006

Chancellor seeks greater focus on Chinese and Portuguese -- through online instruction -- to prepare students for global economy.

November 7, 2006

Three years after the University of Michigan won approval from the U.S. Supreme Court to use affirmative action (in some forms) in college admissions, voters in Michigan could strip the institution of the right to consider race when admitting students.

November 6, 2006

California ruling that state's broad definition of disabilities applies could provide more help to test takers with disabilities.

November 6, 2006

Colleges across the country embrace the cage-free egg movement.

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