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January 25, 2007

A faculty panel at Harvard University on Wednesday called for new efforts to improve the quality of teaching. Most of the recommendations -- greater support for pedagogical innovations, linking teaching quality to salary reviews and career advancement -- are hardly revolutionary in the context of higher education as a whole, but represent a new emphasis for Harvard, where research has dominated faculty appointments and advancement.

January 24, 2007

At Minnesota’s Hibbing Community College, football stats tell a tale but, as surely as looking at rushing yards without passing could slant any analysis, here too are numbers most meaningful when read in formation:

January 24, 2007

Federal appeals panel decision may make it harder for public colleges to protect themselves from patent and other lawsuits.

January 24, 2007

Group gives high grades to colleges' environmental efforts, lower marks for their endowment practices and transparency.

January 24, 2007

Princeton's freeze draws headlines, Grinnell plans hefty hike. Some think the college raising prices is going to help more students.

January 24, 2007

Guilford College is shaken by arrest of 3 football players on charges that they attacked Palestinian students and called them terrorists.

January 24, 2007

Amid some protests outside, President Jimmy Carter visited Brandeis University Tuesday to talk about his new book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The book has been criticized by some as unfairly critical of Israel, but an original decision to invite Carter to debate the book -- but not to speak by himself -- was seen by many on the campus as an infringement on academic freedom and free speech. In the end, he spoke by himself, and answered questions that had been screened by a panel.

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