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October 25, 2005
For-profit higher education, with its emphasis on serving part-time, older students, has not traditionally been in the business of building dormitories.But DeVry University dedicated its first dormitory last week, at its Fremont campus, outside of San Francisco. Not only is the dorm a first for DeVry, which has campuses in 22 states, but it goes against the pattern at national, for-profit colleges. The University of Phoenix and Corinthian Colleges, for example, don't have any dorms or plans to build them.

October 24, 2005
Cornell president says it has no place in science courses -- and also acknowledges the theory's popularity.

October 24, 2005
University announces layoffs -- many of them fund raising positions -- as it evaluates plans to recover from Katrina.

October 24, 2005
American University may pay Benjamin Ladner, who was recently fired as president, a settlement of up to $4 million, according to an article in The Washington Post. Many students are outraged by the plan, which Ladner has still not agreed to, and another member quit American's board to avoid having to sign off on such a deal.A student at the University of Minnesota at Morris was killed Saturday, apparently when he was struck by a goal post that Morris fans pulle

October 24, 2005
U.S. appeals court's ruling in recruiting incentives case would make individual suits against colleges easier.

October 24, 2005
U.S. hardly ever seeks wiretaps on college networks, but orders colleges to make it easier to install wiretaps.

October 24, 2005
A majority of undergraduates aren't considered to be financially tied to their parents.

October 21, 2005
Thanks to more charges, Barton County Community College can now field a hoops squad of indicted coaches.

October 21, 2005
University will offer lectures and sports free to alums and the public, and course content to students, through Apple's music store.

October 21, 2005
The National Collegiate Athletic Association declared Thursday that it had rejected Bradley University’s appeal to be dropped from a list of institutions deemed to have “hostile” or “abusive” Native American nicknames or mascots, in a ruling that spells trouble for the rest of the 15 institutions that remain on the NCAA’s list. Bradley's teams are known as the Braves.

October 21, 2005
Center for gay students at U. of Michigan at Flint is ordered to remove hermaphrodite artwork.

October 21, 2005
U. of Wisconsin worries about sharp increase this year in those needing emergency treatment for alcohol.

October 21, 2005
The University of Colorado is revising its relationship with its fund raising foundation so that the same spending rules that apply to the university will apply to the foundation, the Associated Press reported.The union trying to organize Yale University graduate students, joined by a group of Chinese students, charged Thursday that the university discriminates against Chinese graduate students in their grades, the

October 20, 2005
Washington U. in St. Louis offers an elite group of international students a graduate education -- and sends professors home with them.

October 20, 2005
Institutionally, most colleges have, in one way or another, embraced the use of technology in how they educate their students. Four in five colleges and universities use some form of content management system, and educational technologists are no longer unusual creatures on their campuses.

October 20, 2005
Student activists and administrators announce plans to promote environmentalism.

October 20, 2005
New research suggests correlation between being a top researcher and getting a job leading a top university.

October 20, 2005
A USA Today investigation of records on the finances of big-time college athletics found that expenses reached $3.6 billion in 2003-4.

October 19, 2005
Students are getting more financial aid this year, and they'e going to need it.

October 19, 2005
GAO backs Republican plans that would make it easier -- too easy, some fear -- to transfer credits among institutions.

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