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January 3, 2006
The issue of academic freedom was everywhere at this year's Modern Language Association meeting, in Washington. There were panels on "Academic Work and the New McCarthyism" and discussions on teaching issues related to war criticism.At a Friday session, titled "Criticism and Crisis: Twenty-First Century Intellectuals and the Politics of Academic Freedom," the focus was how to build broader support among the general public for academic freedom.

January 3, 2006
Photo spread at U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee infuriates many students. Administration rejects censorship calls, but creates new panel.

January 3, 2006
Survey finds serious slippage in student levels of academic engagement in third year.

January 3, 2006
Officials at the City Colleges of Chicago are trying to figure out why enrollment has dropped -- in some cases as much as 16 percent -- at their campuses, The Chicago Tribune reported (free registration required). While many community colleges nationally are reporting an end to major enrollment increases, most are stable or are seeing small decreases (of 1 or 2 percent), not the sort of declines being reported in Chicago.

January 3, 2006
Lake Superior State U. once again tries to banish overused and abused words.

January 3, 2006
Boycott movements on college campuses tend to take hold (or fade away) based on whether a critical mass of well known institutions participate. So critics of Coca-Cola have much to celebrate as 2006 begins. They say that 23 colleges worldwide have now banned Coke products from their campuses. And they have now hit a total of 10 in the United States, including bans approved in December by two large institutions -- New York University and the University of Michigan.

December 30, 2005
College officials express concern about information apparently gathered about campus protests against the military.

December 30, 2005
FCC officials suggest that there are multiple ways to interpret regulation on campus networks -- but colleges want clarity.

December 30, 2005
Just how does a postmodern hottie approach the object of his or her affection? With carefully selected words, of course.

December 30, 2005
MLA delegates take stands against Academic Bill of Rights but moderate their views a bit for public consumption.

December 30, 2005
MLA panel outlines plan to end monograph "fetishization," create agreements between departments and new hires, and rethink evaluation process.

December 29, 2005
Material culture, American lit, and media studies are all in. Theory and monographs -- not so much.

December 29, 2005
In an effort to spread collegiality, literature professors identify ways to stop bickering.

December 29, 2005
Literary scholars discuss why the mainstream press tends to treat them with disdain -- and reporters weigh in.

December 29, 2005
Consortium led by Regis U. offers different model for building distance offerings -- without risking enrollment losses.

December 29, 2005
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will soon submit a budget to the Legislature with enough money for the University of California and California State University systems to rescind tuition increases planned for the next academic year, the Associated Press reported.

December 28, 2005
A student at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has admitted that he fabricated his claims of being interrogated by Department of Homeland Security officials for checking out Mao’s Little Red Book from the university’s interlibrary loan system.The 22-year-old student’s lies were uncovered by The Standard-Times of New Bedford, Mass., which first broke details of his story on December 17.

December 28, 2005
Scholars debate fairness of shielding identities of those who review tenure candidates and journal submissions.

December 28, 2005
Professors choose terms -- mostly bleak ones -- to describe higher ed’s fiscal situation.

December 28, 2005
As alleged 'diploma mill' closes, association plans review of nontraditional schools and other issues at secondary level.

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