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October 25, 2006

Dell remains the computer of choice on campuses, but the "cooler" Apple is steadily gaining steam.

October 25, 2006

Decline in key program for poor is among worrisome aid trends in annual survey on college costs, which again outpace inflation.

October 25, 2006

The New York State Board of Regents has encouraged completion of work on a series of new rules to toughen oversight of for-profit colleges. The rules changes follow complaints that the state failed to prevent fraud and abuse by some institutions.Contra Costa College is studying whether it needs to relocate its 85-acre campus because it is bisected by California's Hayward fault, The Contra Costa Times reported.

October 24, 2006

The British government announced plans Monday to create a new fellowship program, to be modeled on Rhodes Scholarships, to attract the best science talent from around the world to work in Britain. Alistair Darling, the secretary of trade and industry, announced the new fellowships in a speech in which he noted the increasingly international competition for scientists. He also said that some American policies create openings for British science.

October 24, 2006

Faculty at a California community college picket over pay while administrators vow to keep classes going.

October 24, 2006

Edward R. D'Alessio, provost at Harcum College, in Pennsylvania, has been named acting president.Ervin V. Griffin, president of West Virginia State Community and Technical College, has been selected as president of Halifax Community College, in North Carolina.Larry C.

October 24, 2006

It says something about the climate for financial aid and student loans these days that in many of his recent speeches, A. Dallas Martin has taken to reading his audience -- usually financial aid officers, lenders and others -- the ethics statement promulgated by his group, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

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