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November 21, 2006

Whether it's a testament to the organizing muscle of Facebook or the intense feelings about race issues at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, upwards of 650 people have signed an online petition reprimanding a group of black students for making what signatories say are unreasonable demands of the university's administration.

November 21, 2006

University commits to 50% representation in professoriate and among executive leadership by 2020.

November 21, 2006

Pro-Israel groups oppose a job candidate at Wayne State and a tenure candidate at Barnard, setting off new debates on academic freedom.

November 21, 2006

Study gives 32 universities grades of D or F on enrolling and educating minority and needy students -- but some doubt its premises.

November 20, 2006

It is unlikely to quiet the burgeoning cries of alarm about a perceived crisis in American scientific competitiveness. But a new report from the National Science Foundation offers some evidence both of progress and of continued problems.

November 20, 2006

Lipscomb University, in Nashville, is creating a college of pharmacy, scheduled to admit its first class to enroll in the fall of 2008.The University of California at Irvine is starting a law school, which will enroll its first students in the fall of 2009.

November 20, 2006

Mary Burgan, former general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, is not happy about the trends she sees with regard to faculty rights. Traditional governance models are being replaced with strict hierarchies, and too many faculty members have too little influence in crucial decisions, she writes, in What Ever Happened to the Faculty? Drift and Decision in Higher Education, just published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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