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October 13, 2006

A California appeals court ruled Wednesday that police could not enter the dormitory room of a student without a warrant, even if invited to do so by campus security officers. The court found that because the risks associated with the search were faced by the student who lived there, not his institution (in this case Santa Clara University), only the student could consent to the search.

October 12, 2006

Bonne August, acting provost and vice president for academic affairs at City University of New York's New York City College of Technology, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.Robert J.

October 12, 2006

With neither side budging over choice of president, students block access to campus and professors call for her to step aside.

October 12, 2006

In last 2 weeks, 4 universities announced campaigns to raise at least $3 billion each. Those institutions will gain. Will higher education?

October 12, 2006

Orhan Pamuk, a Turkish writer, this morning was named winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy said that Pamuk, who was born and lives in Istanbul, was honored for his "quest for the melancholic soul of his native city" and work in which he has "discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures." Pamuk is known for his novels and also for his stands on human rights -- with comments he made about the Armenian genocide leading to his prosecution b

October 12, 2006

The phrase "graduate student life" has traditionally been something of an oxymoron in higher education. Doctoral students train diligently, often siloed in their academic departments, spend most of their non-classroom hours either teaching or studying solo in the library, and typically live in off-campus apartments. While many institutions have improved how they pay and prepare graduate students in recent years, fewer have paid significant attention to their lives as people, too.

October 11, 2006

Dickinson College urges students to participate in fewer activities – but to do them better.

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