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April 4, 2007

Portland State University's engineering college has been transformed into "a national and international academic and research institution." The excellence of the college "illustrates how state investments in higher education can increase programmatic capacity." The university's electrical engineering department is so good that it's in a "top 10" listing with such institutions as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. "We knew PSU engineering was significantly under-ranked. But Top 10? Wow! It made my day. Go PSU!”

April 4, 2007

The California State University System and its faculty union, a branch of the National Education Association, announced a tentative four-year contract Tuesday, just days before the union has threatened to start rolling strikes. The contract will increase base salaries by 20.7 percent over four years, plus additional funds in various other category.

April 3, 2007

With recent surge in applications, university decides to consolidate admissions deadlines.

April 3, 2007

Facing frustrated graduate admissions officials, testing service abandons changes in substance and format of exam.

April 3, 2007

Eleven scholars have published a full-page ad in The New York Review of Books to try to rally support for Ward Churchill, who is facing possible dismissal from his tenured job at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The text of the ad is available at a Web site called "Defend Critical Thinking," and focuses on the way charges of misconduct were brought against Churchill, not the charges themselves.

April 3, 2007

A candidate for West Virginia U.'s top job faces controversy over alleged conflicts of interest.

April 3, 2007

Several colleges reach student loan accords with N.Y.'s attorney general, repaying $3.2 million, as others face legal threat.

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