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March 7, 2007

The proportion of women enrolled in graduate programs in the sciences increased in every category from 1994 to 2004, and by 2004, women were a majority of graduate students in psychology, the social sciences and the biological sciences, according to new data from the National Science Foundation. The data examine a range of measures of the progress for female and minority students, generally finding progress across the board, with much more dramatic improvements for women.

March 7, 2007

Reports about flagging U.S. competitiveness are about as common as college presidents quoting The World Is Flat or politicians worrying about jobs being transported to China or India.

March 7, 2007

Emergence of alternative view of alleged anti-Hmong statements raises issues about academic freedom and tolerance.

March 6, 2007

Leonard Kaplan, a law professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, released a letter Monday in which he denied making some remarks about Hmong people that have been attributed to him, and that the context of other remarks was distorted, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

March 6, 2007

Common Application abandons plan to include pending actions in its disciplinary question for applicants and counselors.

March 6, 2007

California Supreme Court, in 4-3 split, reverses lower court rulings to allow bond sales on behalf of "pervasively sectarian" institutions.

March 6, 2007

Newspaper's investigation into illnesses among young alumni puts Susquehanna U. officials on the defensive.

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