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August 1, 2006

By now, it is widely accepted that curricular efforts to "engage" students -- to involve them deeply in the process of learning and in the actual material they study -- pays off. But as the number and proportion of underrepresented minority students and academically underprepared students of all races in college grows, educators and policy makers have lacked hard evidence that "engagement" practices work for those students, too.

August 1, 2006

At Young America's Foundation conference, college students trumpet conservative ideas and take aim at "liberal hostility."

August 1, 2006

Researchers say a new institute created by a foundation with a spiritual mission will fund legitimate work.

July 31, 2006

U. of Houston lawsuit asks whether professors should have unlimited leeway to reject requests of students with disabilities.

July 31, 2006

Adelphi University, in New York, is starting a Ph.D.

July 31, 2006

U.S. civil rights panel takes up K-12 cases, which many say will have reverberations throughout higher education.

July 31, 2006

Eastern Oregon University has placed Robert Davis, director of undergraduate studies, on leave after a professor and a student filed suits charging that he raped them at a conference in Atlanta, the Associated Press reported. The women charge that they were raped on successive nights in a similar way, in which they were unconcious and woke up being overpowered by Davis.

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