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October 27, 2005
The board of Mercer County Community College fired Richard Rose as president of the New Jersey institution Tuesday, The Trenton Times reported. Board members questioned Rose's financial management, but he denied wrongdoing and his lawyer pledge to sue the board.

October 27, 2005
The surprise departure of the longtime general manager of Emory University’s student newspaper has journalists there accusing administration officials of trying to assert more control over the twice-weekly paper’s operations.On Wednesday, Karen Salisbury, assistant dean for campus life and director of student activities at Emory, sent an e-mail to the editor of the Emory Wheel, Geoff Pallay,  indicating that Eileen Smith had resigned her position as the paper’s general manager. In that position, Smith helped students garner advertising revenue to fund the operations of the paper.

October 27, 2005
They argued about numbers. They debated definitions. They challenged each other's "facts."

October 27, 2005
Agreement between administrators and professors was binding, judge's ruling says, even if budgets were tight.

October 27, 2005
Every Stanford University employee will get a little wealthier next week.To a brief silence, and then thunderous applause at a staff-appreciation lunch, President John Hennessy announced Tuesday that all 11,000 full and part-time faculty and staff members will get a $250 bonus next month for their "tremendous effort," which led to “a very successful year.”

October 27, 2005
"Ghetto" parties. Racist jokes. Leaving a pig's head outside a Jewish center. Why do some students offend year after year?

October 26, 2005
GAO study, which Republicans hoped would condemn direct lending program, doesn't.

October 26, 2005
Applications are up and enrollments are setting records, but not for black students.

October 26, 2005
The National Collegiate Athletic Association said Tuesday that it had rejected Newberry College's request to be dropped from the association's list of institutions deemed to have "hostile" and "abusive" Native American mascots or nicknames.

October 26, 2005
Can video games infiltrate the final frontier: education?

October 26, 2005
Amid latest steps in this year's complex budget battle, college leaders go on the offensive.

October 25, 2005
While many scientists leave "intelligent design" debate to the press, some shift time from labs to school boards and kids.

October 25, 2005
Benjamin Ladner walked away from American University Monday night -- with millions of dollars.Ladner -- president for 11 years -- was fired this month by American University's Board of Trustees amid reports of profligate spending. For the last two weeks, Ladner and board members have negotiated the financial terms of his departure, with faculty members and students expressing outrage over reports that he would receive a multi-million dollar settlement.

October 25, 2005
Landmark College and five community colleges will work to develop strategies that can be used by many institutions.

October 25, 2005
Colleges in Florida that shut down in advance of Hurricane Wilma are starting to resume operations. Among institutions that will be open today, and that are reporting minimal damage, are the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. On Florida's eastern coast, several colleges said that they would remain closed today, although initial reports indicated that damage was not severe.

October 25, 2005
At Educause meeting, James Hilton catalogs the threats and opportunities that technology presents for higher education.

October 25, 2005
For-profit higher education, with its emphasis on serving part-time, older students, has not traditionally been in the business of building dormitories.But DeVry University dedicated its first dormitory last week, at its Fremont campus, outside of San Francisco. Not only is the dorm a first for DeVry, which has campuses in 22 states, but it goes against the pattern at national, for-profit colleges. The University of Phoenix and Corinthian Colleges, for example, don't have any dorms or plans to build them.

October 24, 2005
Cornell president says it has no place in science courses -- and also acknowledges the theory's popularity.

October 24, 2005
American University may pay Benjamin Ladner, who was recently fired as president, a settlement of up to $4 million, according to an article in The Washington Post. Many students are outraged by the plan, which Ladner has still not agreed to, and another member quit American's board to avoid having to sign off on such a deal.A student at the University of Minnesota at Morris was killed Saturday, apparently when he was struck by a goal post that Morris fans pulle

October 24, 2005
University announces layoffs -- many of them fund raising positions -- as it evaluates plans to recover from Katrina.

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