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August 23, 2006

Beloit College has released its latest "Mindset List," to help academics understand what freshmen know -- and what they don't have a clue about. This list has been prepared each August since 1998 and past lists are available online. Here is this year's list, for the Class of 2010:

August 23, 2006

Under the Bush Administration, the Education Department has repeatedly proposed killing several programs designed to prepare disadvantaged students for college. Administration officials -- who have been rebuffed in those efforts by Congress -- say that the programs would be better if replaced by new efforts linked to the administration's signature "No Child Left Behind" program.

August 23, 2006

East Carolina tried to redact biosafety documents in FOIA request, but its botched job shows what some universities keep secret.

August 22, 2006

Baruch gets unusual grant to expand programs to give students -- often immigrants -- the non-academic skills needed in business.

August 22, 2006

A new company is offering Webinars and consulting to colleges with part-time professors.

August 22, 2006

Allegheny College defends itself against charges that it had duty to prevent student’s death.

August 22, 2006

Applying 2005 Supreme Court ruling, appeals panel says ex-sports official can sue Lafayette College under Title IX.

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