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January 13, 2006

Anton Armstrong, director of the St. Olaf College Choir, has been named the 2006 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching -- considered the most lucrative prize for college teaching. Armstrong will receive $200,000 and St. Olaf's music department will receive $25,000. The award is sponsored by Baylor University.The U.S.

January 12, 2006

DNA patents encourage academic research, and often do not restrict information, study finds.

January 12, 2006

A new mystery, "The Missing Professor," aims to promote faculty development.

January 12, 2006

Wheaton of Illinois faces scrutiny for firing professor who became Catholic; Oklahoma Christian U. may fire those who divorce.

January 12, 2006

Momentum to enact key legislation may be undercut by budget measure and political climate on Capitol Hill.

January 12, 2006

A study being released today by Commonfund finds that college endowments experienced endowment returns of 9.7 percent last year, USA Today  reported. As is typically the case, colleges with larger endowments saw better returns. The Commonfund survey does not release information on the endowments size of of institutions, by name.

January 11, 2006

Texas oilman donates $165 million for athletics facilities -- the biggest gift in college sports history.


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