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May 24, 2006

Eight years after a mentally ill man beat a fellow student to death in a dimly lit stairwell on the Knox College campus, an Illinois jury has found the college negligent and ordered it to pay $1.05 million to the family of the murdered student. In March 1988, Clyde A. Best, then a student at Knox, a private liberal-arts institution in Galesburg, Ill., beat Andrea Racibozynski, a 19-year-old freshman, to death with a brick in a glass-enclosed stairwell. Best was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 1999 after pleading guilty but mentally ill.

May 23, 2006

Presidents, rabbis, activists and students gather to consider matters of faith and headline-grabbing controversies.

May 23, 2006

Many a guest has Bill O’Reilly intimidated with his verbal jab-hook-uppercut combos. Dave Frohnmayer, president of the University of Oregon, however, was neither a guest nor intimidated.

May 23, 2006

Richard K. Vedder has a lot to say about higher education, and he hasn't exactly had a problem getting heard: He writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal, has published a book about college costs and prices, and has testified before Congress on several occasions.

May 23, 2006

Sagging enrollment prompts changes in the college's co-op curriculum to emphasize group learning and speed up graduation.

May 22, 2006

As 5th meeting wraps up, an assessment of the challenges facing the U.S. higher ed commission.

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