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February 5, 2007

No, Lawrence H. Summers isn't making a triumphal return to Harvard University's presidency. On Saturday, Harvard students received a mass e-mail, supposedly from the presidential search committee, announcing that the panel had determined that Summers was "best suited" as "Harvard's once and future president." The e-mail also announced a special forum to be held today on concerns about Summers, and invited students to apply for one of the limited spots at the forum by calling a number (which is actually a number at The Harvard Crimson, the student newspaper).

February 2, 2007

Under fire in patent dispute, software giant says it won't sue open source providers. Has the company gone far enough to satisfy its critics?

February 2, 2007

Governor links new funds for higher ed to required exit exams. He sees accountability. Others see Spellings Commission's dark side.

February 2, 2007

In a coming book, scholars examine the abundance of derogatory comments white students make when only they are around.

February 2, 2007

White House proposes increasing maximum award to $4,600 in 2008 -- but may seek to finance rise with cuts to other student programs.

February 2, 2007

Researchers say California policies on community colleges, with focus on access, have inadvertently built barriers to degree completion.

February 2, 2007

A technology trade association executive and former Democratic political candidate is the new head of the main association for for-profit, career-oriented colleges. The Career College Association announced Thursday that its Board of Directors had chosen Harris N. Miller as its new president and chief executive officer.


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