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March 8, 2006

The University of New Orleans, still suffering from the impact of Katrina, is seeking board approval to declare financial exigency, which would pave the way for layoffs, including those who have tenure, the Associated Press reported. No details have been released about the scope of the layoffs, but they could be significant.Forty-three U.S.

March 8, 2006

The application process is becoming a requirement for high school graduation in some Texas districts, with encouraging results. 

March 8, 2006

U. of Michigan president says critics of book search program and opponents of stem cell research impede the social good.

March 8, 2006

Facing uphill climb, student group rallies on Capitol Hill for increased spending on grants and student aid.

March 7, 2006

Academic freedom is facing its most serious threats since the McCarthy era, according to essays in Academic Freedom After September 11, published this month by Zone Books. Essays in the book -- which come from scholars such as Joel Beinin, Judith Butler and Robert Post -- both focus on current issues and offer a historical perspective.

March 7, 2006

Monday's announcement that two private equity firms had agreed to pay $3.4 billion to buy Education Management Corp. means at least one thing: Some well-known and well-heeled financial folks decided that one of the country's most successful publicly held providers of for-profit higher education was a smart investment.

March 7, 2006

Conservative newspaper holds drawing for AK-47 -- and ends up under (non-violent) assault.

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