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December 27, 2006

A professor who was denied tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has vowed to start a hunger strike on February 5 outside the provost's office."I will either see the provost resign and my hard-earned tenure granted at MIT, or I will die defiantly right outside his office," James L. Sherley, who teaches biological engineering, wrote in a letter to colleagues that he provided to Inside Higher Ed. While not commenting directly on Sherley's claims, MIT issued a statement that he has been treated fairly.

December 27, 2006

Southern agency punishes Alabama 2-year college; Western group restores approval for Claremont School of Theology.

December 27, 2006

In pre-Christmas statement, university officials say students may undergo discipline for disrupting speech -- but offer no details, citing privacy law.

December 27, 2006

Indiana U. of Pennsylvania announces its new team name -- without checking Google first to see who else might be using the name.

December 22, 2006

The committee appointed by President Bush to pick the site for his presidential library announced Thursday that it was entering into final negotiations with Southern Methodist University as the site. While the announcement is not a final agreement, it suggests that SMU will emerge as the winner of the competition to be the host of the library. The other finalists were Baylor University and the University of Dallas.

December 22, 2006

Cal State Northridge could become the first college in the country to offer a Central American studies major.

December 22, 2006

Board ousts president who revived St. Andrews Presbyterian College, favoring chief who focuses even more on development.

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