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December 15, 2005
While all colleges in New Orleans struggle to recover, black institutions have some of the greatest challenges.

December 15, 2005
A report focuses on the college prospects of an underexamined group: those who’ve aged out of foster care.

December 15, 2005
Study documents psychological strain on students displaced by Katrina.

December 15, 2005
3 university museums find themselves in international disputes over objects that have scholarly and political significance.

December 14, 2005
New provosts at Miami U. in Ohio and SUNY-Albany, brother and sister, offer (sometimes) competitive views on their careers.

December 14, 2005
A coalition of higher education associations on Tuesday sent a letter to members of Congress seeking $500 million in assistance for colleges that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The colleges have suffered severe damage and been forced to call off classes for the fall semester and yet have received "little or no federal government assistance," the associations wrote.

December 14, 2005
Group will commission annual studies to improve training of master's and Ph.D. students.

December 14, 2005
Investors are buying traditional institutions -- but the hurdles, including "cultural risks," are many.

December 14, 2005
As finals loom, students find more ways to illegally share stimulants, but health experts don't have a firm grasp on the extent of the problem.

December 14, 2005
American InterContinental and St. Andrews Presbyterian are sanctioned; 7 colleges come off the watch list.

December 13, 2005
House and Senate negotiators agreed Monday on a revised appropriations plan for spending on education and biomedical research, Bloomberg reported, but the plan may soon be overtaken by other plans for across-the-board spending cuts.

December 13, 2005
Has a legal challenge irrevocably 'judicialized' the process by which colleges assess their peers?

December 13, 2005
Enrollment and stock growth of for-profit companies slow, but analysts say industry is still attractive to investors.

December 13, 2005
Scientists and engineers in academe work harder than their counterparts in industry and government, study finds.

December 13, 2005
U. of Arkansas division plans to shift new hiring to renewable 1-year contracts -- and faculty are outraged.

December 12, 2005
It's far from clear, at this relatively early stage, whether the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education will go the legislative route to pursue whatever changes its members desire. But if the panel chooses to do so, it will almost certainly need the help of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the former U.S. education secretary and University of Tennessee president who heads the Senate's education subcommittee. 

December 12, 2005
Controversial scholar -- who has been contrite about his comments -- says he was forced from chairmanship and threatens a suit.

December 12, 2005
Last Wednesday, Bill Buckles, a Tulane University engineering professor, had an endowed chair. He had a federal grant that had been approved, but not yet delivered, for a project to study watersheds around New Orleans, and perhaps to learn how they might function during a hurricane.Fred Petry, also a tenured Tulane engineering prof, had been in his department longer than anyone else. Last summer he was honored by “our dear president,” he said, for his 25 years of service. “I was hoping for 30,” he added.

December 12, 2005
In showdown on TA rights, university says most grad students are on the job; union says its members are holding out.

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