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October 28, 2005

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Thursday that it has fired Luk Van Parijs as associate professor of biology after he admitted to fabricating and falsifying research data. The MIT statement said that no other members of Van Parijs's team were involved in the misconduct, and that MIT was forwarding its findings to federal officials.

October 28, 2005

Nobody wants to be the next American University. After weeks with its now ex-president, Benjamin Ladner, under a barrage of fire for his lavish spending habits and benefits package, universities are making sure that they don’t face similar vulnerabilities.Given all the publicity in Washington over American, it’s not surprising that George Washington University is among those institutions, creating a new position to monitor executive compensation and conducting an in-depth audit.

October 28, 2005

The National Collegiate Athletic Association plans to provide up to $7 million a year to member colleges whose athletes perform well in the classroom and another $3 million annually to help institutions improve the academic success of their athletes, association officials said Thursday.

October 28, 2005

In lean year for colleges, measure would sustain key programs but provide few increases beyond biomedical research.

October 28, 2005

Study of the country and its language is booming at U.S. colleges -- and changes in high schools may swell enrollments further.

October 28, 2005

Does a monument to the civil rights struggle at Ole Miss need to be "positive"?

October 27, 2005

The board of Mercer County Community College fired Richard Rose as president of the New Jersey institution Tuesday, The Trenton Times reported. Board members questioned Rose's financial management, but he denied wrongdoing and his lawyer pledge to sue the board.


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