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August 24, 2006

Payment awarded to student who was barred from dorm after taking pills, and college will review its mental health policy.

August 24, 2006

A new technique for developing colonies of stem cells does not require the destruction of embryos, potentially eliminating the primary objection of the Bush administration to significant stem cell research, The New York Times reported.

August 24, 2006

Student loan agency's payments to execs give governor opening to push effort to tap its funds for other purposes.

August 24, 2006

Annual federal study for first time documents impact of tax breaks for college costs, which are larger for the wealthy than for the poor.

August 23, 2006

Beloit College has released its latest "Mindset List," to help academics understand what freshmen know -- and what they don't have a clue about. This list has been prepared each August since 1998 and past lists are available online. Here is this year's list, for the Class of 2010:

August 23, 2006

Under the Bush Administration, the Education Department has repeatedly proposed killing several programs designed to prepare disadvantaged students for college. Administration officials -- who have been rebuffed in those efforts by Congress -- say that the programs would be better if replaced by new efforts linked to the administration's signature "No Child Left Behind" program.

August 23, 2006

Universities with varying budgets look to mixed-use developments off campus to attract students and professors. 

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