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June 27, 2005
University press book sets off debate involving Alan Dershowitz, Arnold Schwarzenegger and charges of plagiarism and anti-Semitism.

June 27, 2005
New research explains why gaps between disciplines are larger at some institutions than others.

June 27, 2005
In passing spending measure for student aid and NIH, lawmakers approve permanent end to lender loophole.

June 27, 2005
63% of undergraduates in 2003-4 received financial assistance, and proportion that got loans grew, U.S. study finds.

June 27, 2005
Liberal arts college in Vermont will take over California institute known for its graduate programs in global fields.

June 27, 2005
Janet B. Ayers, the president of West Central Technical College, quit suddenly last week after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution made inquiries about large pay raises in the last two year for the man she recently married. Several technical college presidents in the state have recently been caught up in nepotism controversies and one was forced to dismiss his wife as a college employee.

June 24, 2005
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday that would increase spending on the National Science Foundation's research programs in the 2006 fiscal year to $4.345 billion, an increase of $125 million over the 2005 total, and provide $747 million for the agency's education and human resources directorate, $94.4 million below the 2005 figure.

June 24, 2005
The Supreme Court allowed affirmative action, but new report blasts Education Department for discouraging it.

June 24, 2005
The "last bastion of prejudice in higher education," according to Cynthia Johnson, is the belief that developmentally disabled students don't have a place in colleges.These students, many of whom would have been called mentally retarded in an earlier era, have a range of skills. And while a growing number of colleges have created a few programs or certificates for such students, Johnson is running a program that is moving to another level.

June 24, 2005
Southern accrediting group, after loss in court, reinstates the Florida college.

June 24, 2005
It seems morbidly appropriate, somehow, that a basketball scandal brought to light two years ago because one player killed another should result in the National Collegiate Athletic Association imposing a modified version of its rarely used "death penalty" on Baylor University Thursday.

June 23, 2005
Privacy groups oppose military effort to create massive database for recruiting purposes.

June 23, 2005
Compton Community College may lose accreditation because of management problems, but students will lose the most.

June 23, 2005
But cadets and professors failed to "fully accommodate" beliefs of non-Christians, review panel concludes.

June 23, 2005
N.J. court says Seton Hall can deny recognition to gay group -- even though the Catholic college's anti-bias rule includes sexual orientation.

June 23, 2005
Change magazine is changing hands.The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced Wednesday that it would assume editorial control of the bimonthly higher education magazine, which is owned by Heldref Publications.

June 23, 2005
College groups issue statement on "academic rights and responsibilities" in the hope of quashing controversial legislation.

June 22, 2005
A Senate appropriations subcommittee drafted a spending bill Tuesday that would provide $5.5 billion in funds for the National Science Foundation in the 2006 fiscal year, an increase of just $58.1 million, or barely, 1 percent, over what the agency is currentlyreceiving .

June 22, 2005
Throughout the Bush administration, the president's policies have been criticized by many scientists. On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a new and harsh analysis of those policies.

June 22, 2005
Technicality leads Iowa Supreme Court to throw out award to a former graduate student everyone agrees was sexually harassed.

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