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December 14, 2006

Ward Connerly, leader of a national campaign to outlaw affirmative action, on Wednesday confirmed the open secret that he has a group of states in mind on which to promote state ballot measures to advance his cause, The Sacramento Bee reported. The states appear to have been selected not because of particular tensions about affirmative action, but  because of the ability to place items on the ballot. States named by Connerly were: Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

December 14, 2006

The president of a Canadian university on Wednesday condemned the "conference" on the Holocaust held in Iran this week -- amid shock at his institution and elsewhere in Canada at the news that one of his professors had presented a paper there.

December 14, 2006

Sociologists find that their retirement and unemployment rates are up, relative to other disciplines. Political science jobs show uptick.

December 14, 2006

Early numbers suggest students are receiving new federal grants, but officials on many campuses ask if aid is serving needy.

December 14, 2006

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is, on balance, achieving both gender and racial diversity on the playing fields of its members and in its own offices. But white males continue to dominate athletics director and conference commissioner positions, according to an annual report on college athletics. 

December 13, 2006

Controversy at UMass raises issues of how far to go in fighting drug activity on campus.

December 13, 2006

New Democratic approach to 2007 budget probably dooms boosts in science spending and Pell funds -- and wipes out earmarks.

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