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June 10, 2005
Rockefeller University has announced a $100 million pledge from David Rockefeller, grandson of the university's founder.

June 10, 2005
Stanford will sell holdings in four companies, giving momentum to a new divestment movement.

June 9, 2005
Worcester Polytechnic Institute will offer a B.S. degree in interactive media and game development, beginning next year. The program will allow students to work with faculty in the arts and computer science to create and design video games.Knox College is using a $1 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to create a new major and a faculty position in neuroscience.

June 9, 2005
More than one-third of scientists in an anonymous survey admitted that they had committed some form of research misconduct in the last three years, according to a study reported today in the journal Nature. The president of Quincy College has sued the institution's Board of Governors, saying that it placed him on administrative leave because he refused to promote the brother of the board's chairwoman, The Patriot Ledger

June 9, 2005
While some universities boast about bookless libraries, Chicago prepares to spend $42 million in defense of browsing and scholarly serendipity.

June 9, 2005
Two groups that support basic research sponsor weeklong course to help young scientists navigate through their universities.

June 8, 2005
The Georgia Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a state appeals court decision that shielded campus crime records collected by Mercer University from release under Georgia's open records law. The court's order is the end of the road for a lawsuit brought by a former student at the institution -- and supported by journalism organizations -- that had sought the release of records by the private institution.Kaplan, Inc.

June 8, 2005
For first time, pension company hires official to oversee socially conscious investing.

June 8, 2005
House committee backs increases for NSF and NASA; Senate panel sets level funds for NEH and NEA.

June 8, 2005
A sociology professor who called religious people "moral retards" declines department chair position.

June 8, 2005
Florida A&M faces controversy over million-dollar gift to its law school.

June 8, 2005
Pittsburgh severs ties to popular study abroad program for which it awarded credit to students nationwide.

June 7, 2005
A new study documents huge changes that the loss of affirmative action would have at elite colleges -- for all but white students.

June 7, 2005
Justices decline to hear appeal of lawsuit challenging Education Department's policy on equity in sports.

June 7, 2005
A group of public university presidents traveled to China last week to kick off a new approach for collaboration between colleges there and in the United States.The Institute of University Design, which is being created at Arizona State University, will sponsor projects in which presidents and educational leaders from the two countries will collaborate on projects of mutual interest. The first project will be a book, jointly written by presidents of universities from the two countries, on the "toolkit"  needed to create the future of the academic institution.

June 7, 2005
Students in the anatomy and physiology course at Polk Community College last fall might have thought it odd that the instructor asked them to sign in for each class on a roster that asked for their names and Social Security numbers, since that wasn't the college's policy.

June 7, 2005
Preliminary admissions data suggest climbing black and Hispanic enrollments after changes wrought by Supreme Court ruling.

June 7, 2005
The number of colleges offering benefits or anti-bias protection for gay employees increased significantly in 2004.

June 6, 2005
Summers critic who once challenged Harvard on sex bias named graduate dean; alumni want president to stay.

June 6, 2005
A sociologist sues Georgetown College, charging that his wardrobe led to his non-renewal.

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