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April 4, 2007

Students at the George Mason University School of Law received a double whammy last week: First, Dean Daniel D. Polsby sent an e-mail informing them of a "special town hall meeting" scheduled for Monday where they could meet a candidate for a tenure-track job -- a 22-year-old candidate who had once posted online class notes containing a racial epithet while a law student at Harvard in 2002. Then the next day, Polsby canceled the meeting, writing that the controversial would-be professor "is no longer a candidate."

April 3, 2007

Facing frustrated graduate admissions officials, testing service abandons changes in substance and format of exam.

April 3, 2007

Eleven scholars have published a full-page ad in The New York Review of Books to try to rally support for Ward Churchill, who is facing possible dismissal from his tenured job at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The text of the ad is available at a Web site called "Defend Critical Thinking," and focuses on the way charges of misconduct were brought against Churchill, not the charges themselves.

April 3, 2007

A candidate for West Virginia U.'s top job faces controversy over alleged conflicts of interest.

April 3, 2007

Several colleges reach student loan accords with N.Y.'s attorney general, repaying $3.2 million, as others face legal threat.

April 3, 2007

DePaul professor known for attacks on Israel and "Holocaust industry" wins faculty backing for tenure, but dean opposes promotion.

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