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January 26, 2007

Black students and many others at Tarleton State University, in Texas, are furious about a party organized by some white students on Martin Luther King Day, which they marked with black stereotypes. Photographs of the party were posted online on students' Web pages, and they show students eating fried chicken, posing as gang members, and drinking. One woman appears as Aunt Jemima.

January 26, 2007

In Grambling's temporary decision to suspend publication of campus paper, critics see fallout from a 2005 court decision.

January 26, 2007

Experts tell Senate panel that funding for foreign language study must grow and that emphasis on K-12 testing limits curricular innovation.

January 26, 2007

Jean Cobbs, with backing from academic groups, said Virginia State revoked her tenure for her defense of colleagues and her politics.

January 26, 2007

Middlebury's history professors, as a department, tell students they can't cite the popular (and not always accurate) Web encyclopedia.

January 25, 2007

Like many major American universities, the University of Minnesota has on multiple occasions been forced to confront the tension that exists between its grand (if not grandiose) academic ambitions and its desire to compete at the highest levels of big-time college sports.

January 25, 2007

Conventional wisdom has it that private universities are better places to work than public universities. The pay can be significantly better and tight state budgets have forced many public institutions to minimize raises and enlarge classes.

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