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March 19, 2007

College Republicans on several campuses have been angering Latino groups with "illegal immigrant hunts" and similar political theater. At Boise State University, the Republican group is promoting a lecture on immigration in a different way -- but one that is also offending students. The Idaho Daily Statesman reported that the group is promising a "food stamp drawing," and that to enter, one must climb through a hole in a fence and offer a fake ID. The prize is a dinner at a Mexican restaurant.

March 16, 2007

Hamilton announces it will end all "merit" awards -- as other colleges shift in that direction.

March 16, 2007

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill barring no-bid contracts after attaching an amendment that would block federal funds from going to colleges that bar military recruiters. Following a series of court rulings, almost all colleges already allow military recruiters, so the move is almost entirely symbolic.

March 16, 2007

New York State's attorney general said Thursday that his review of banks and other providers of student loans has uncovered "deceptive practices" -- and warned that it could result in charges of illegal activity under New York law.

March 16, 2007

Russian-American Christian University shows both the promise and challenge of foreign expansion.

March 16, 2007

U. of North Carolina may adopt systemwide rules limiting faculty options. Students like the idea, but some professors don't.

March 16, 2007

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco on Thursday proposed pouring more than $200 million in new funds into the state's public higher education system in 2008, part of what she called "the single largest increased investment in education in Louisiana's recent history."

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