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May 25, 2006

Juniata College increases alumni giving by sending all the donations to students.

May 24, 2006

New online university promises to send great education from U.S. to developing nations, but critics fear it's a new diploma mill.

May 24, 2006

Speaker at St. Thomas calls use of the pill "selfish," prompting some shocked students to walk out on their own graduation.

May 24, 2006

While the national pool of minority faculty members and the diversity of University of California students are both increasing, faculty diversity levels are relatively flat and need to grow, according to a report presented Tuesday, based on a study of the university system. The low numbers present particular problems in math and science fields, where there are relatively few black and Latino faculty members.

May 24, 2006

Eight years after a mentally ill man beat a fellow student to death in a dimly lit stairwell on the Knox College campus, an Illinois jury has found the college negligent and ordered it to pay $1.05 million to the family of the murdered student.In March 1988, Clyde A. Best, then a student at Knox, a private liberal-arts institution in Galesburg, Ill., beat Andrea Racibozynski, a 19-year-old freshman, to death with a brick in a glass-enclosed stairwell. Best was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 1999 after pleading guilty but mentally ill.

May 24, 2006

State regents raise standards for commercial institutions, but seek alternative to 'tax' on the colleges to fund enforcement.

May 23, 2006

To the relief of university officials, the Commerce Department on Monday formally announced that it would create a panel to advise it on the potential impact of changes in the "deemed export" policy.


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