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August 9, 2006

For the first time since 2002, enrollment of first-time graduate students from abroad is up.

August 9, 2006

With a federal panel calling for colleges to be more accountable for what they do, Pace University is sending lawmakers a report detailing its use of various tests and other measures to track the institution's progress. The theme of the report is that while colleges should assess themselves (as many do), the federal government shouldn't impose tests or other assessment systems.

August 9, 2006

Academic researchers might not like earmarks in theory, but many universities spend to get them anyway.

August 9, 2006

More colleges provide alternative transportation options -- and ask students to leave the wheels at home.

August 9, 2006

(Note: The commission announced Wednesday morning that it had dropped the recommendation on the private loans from the report it will consider and almost certainly vote on at its meeting Thursday. For details, see bottom of article.)

August 9, 2006

While most Harper College nursing students have multiple professors, those in a new program learn mainly from a single source.

August 8, 2006

A senator wants to know how colleges lobby for government money.


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