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June 9, 2005
While some universities boast about bookless libraries, Chicago prepares to spend $42 million in defense of browsing and scholarly serendipity.

June 9, 2005
Two groups that support basic research sponsor weeklong course to help young scientists navigate through their universities.

June 8, 2005
A sociology professor who called religious people "moral retards" declines department chair position.

June 8, 2005
Florida A&M faces controversy over million-dollar gift to its law school.

June 8, 2005
Pittsburgh severs ties to popular study abroad program for which it awarded credit to students nationwide.

June 8, 2005
The Georgia Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a state appeals court decision that shielded campus crime records collected by Mercer University from release under Georgia's open records law. The court's order is the end of the road for a lawsuit brought by a former student at the institution -- and supported by journalism organizations -- that had sought the release of records by the private institution.Kaplan, Inc.

June 8, 2005
For first time, pension company hires official to oversee socially conscious investing.

June 8, 2005
House committee backs increases for NSF and NASA; Senate panel sets level funds for NEH and NEA.

June 7, 2005
A new study documents huge changes that the loss of affirmative action would have at elite colleges -- for all but white students.

June 7, 2005
Justices decline to hear appeal of lawsuit challenging Education Department's policy on equity in sports.

June 7, 2005
A group of public university presidents traveled to China last week to kick off a new approach for collaboration between colleges there and in the United States.The Institute of University Design, which is being created at Arizona State University, will sponsor projects in which presidents and educational leaders from the two countries will collaborate on projects of mutual interest. The first project will be a book, jointly written by presidents of universities from the two countries, on the "toolkit"  needed to create the future of the academic institution.

June 7, 2005
Students in the anatomy and physiology course at Polk Community College last fall might have thought it odd that the instructor asked them to sign in for each class on a roster that asked for their names and Social Security numbers, since that wasn't the college's policy.

June 7, 2005
Preliminary admissions data suggest climbing black and Hispanic enrollments after changes wrought by Supreme Court ruling.

June 7, 2005
The number of colleges offering benefits or anti-bias protection for gay employees increased significantly in 2004.

June 6, 2005
Summers critic who once challenged Harvard on sex bias named graduate dean; alumni want president to stay.

June 6, 2005
A sociologist sues Georgetown College, charging that his wardrobe led to his non-renewal.

June 6, 2005
18 months after last search blew up, university selects MIT provost as new leader.

June 6, 2005
An investigation by The Rocky Mountain News found three instances in which Ward Churchill, the embattled professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, published the work of others without their permission.

June 6, 2005
A community college district in San Jose brings in an outside investigator amid complaints of mistreatment of black and Latino educators.

June 6, 2005
Some scholars want to create new academic programs to focus on study of extremist groups.

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