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March 19, 2007

College Republicans on several campuses have been angering Latino groups with "illegal immigrant hunts" and similar political theater. At Boise State University, the Republican group is promoting a lecture on immigration in a different way -- but one that is also offending students. The Idaho Daily Statesman reported that the group is promising a "food stamp drawing," and that to enter, one must climb through a hole in a fence and offer a fake ID. The prize is a dinner at a Mexican restaurant.

March 19, 2007

Arizona State's Mike Crow has a new contract -- with $60,000 riding on his institution's ranking going up.

March 19, 2007

Just days after move by Hamilton, another liberal arts college challenges conventional wisdom on aid policy.

March 19, 2007

A week after Ohio University announced that Thelma Wills Foote would become the next chair of African-American studies, with the rank of full professor, the university announced that she wouldn't be coming to the university after all.The second announcement followed an investigation into her publication record and the university's conclusion that she claimed to have co-written a book in which her publicly noted contribution consists of only five paragraphs.

March 19, 2007

Texas State agrees to reimburse student with cerebral palsy who only had access to a higher-cost dorm room.

March 16, 2007

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill barring no-bid contracts after attaching an amendment that would block federal funds from going to colleges that bar military recruiters. Following a series of court rulings, almost all colleges already allow military recruiters, so the move is almost entirely symbolic.

March 16, 2007

Hamilton announces it will end all "merit" awards -- as other colleges shift in that direction.

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