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September 28, 2006

A Stanford University researcher is starting an experiment -- backed with a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation -- to overhaul the way surveys are conducted. Jon Krosnick plans to test a model in which more effort goes into identify potential survey participants and the same group agrees to answer a survey online once a month.

September 28, 2006

After major outbreaks in the spring, disease turns up at 3 campuses this month, adding to concerns about vulnerability of students.

September 28, 2006

National advocacy group asks U.S. trade panel to examine Loan to Learn's advertising practices .

September 28, 2006

After the anti-sweatshop movement grew on campuses a decade ago, a framework arose for resolving protests and making it possible for colleges to continue to enjoy revenue from licensing their logos for use on clothing and other products.

September 28, 2006

Jim Carr, interim president of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, has become the organization's permanent president.David L. Chicoine, vice president for technology and economic development at the University of Illinois, has been named president of South Dakota State University.Nicholas C.

September 27, 2006

The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University has issued a report strongly criticizing the Education Department's proposed new way for having colleges collect and report information about their students racial and ethnic backgrounds. The report said that the new system -- which gives more options for students from mixed backgrounds -- would seriously hinder the ability of researchers to compare the performance of schools and colleges on educating students of different races.

September 27, 2006

College leaders generally like what they hear in Spellings speech -- and not just because it is short on detailed proposals.

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