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February 1, 2006

Social-computing tools and mobile technologies are becoming more important for colleges, according to a report issued Tuesday by the New Media Consortium and Educause. The report -- an annual look at technology and higher education -- also suggests that colleges not assume technological literacy, even by the generation of students arriving on campuses now.Jane Oates, U.S. Sen. Edward M.

January 31, 2006

“What you gon’ do with all that junk? All that junk inside that trunk?”While the Black Eyed Peas’ answer to those questions involves getting “love drunk off my hump,” some professors at the Berklee College of Music, in Boston, offer up an entirely different response to the lyrics -- one aimed at helping their students understand the “commercialization of hip-hop” and the role students have in evolving the genre.

January 31, 2006

Some colleges that took in Katrina-displaced students forgo federal funds so others can get more. Other colleges seek every penny.

January 31, 2006

As federal budget process gears up, Congressional aides anticipate more cuts to college-related programs.

January 31, 2006

From recruiting newsletters to shoe companies, big time college sports prospects sift through a maze of potential influences.

January 31, 2006

A local library director insisted on a warrant when Federal Bureau of Investigation officials showed up this month seeking access to computers to check out an alleged threat against Brandeis University, American Libraries reported.

January 30, 2006

Public universities in the United States may be at a turning point, write Katharine C. Lyall and Kathleen R. Sell in The True Genius of America at Risk: Are We Losing Our Public Universities to De Facto Privatization? (Praeger). The new book comes at a time that many leading public universities are conducting billion-dollar fund raising campaigns while finding it difficult to match their states' ambitions with legislative appropriations.

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