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September 21, 2006

Diane Wojdag has stopped and started a few times en route to a college degree. Since beginning school at Northeastern University 20 years ago, she has left three different universities one diploma short when life -- a daughter’s illness, her own diagnosis with multiple sclerosis and a layoff -- got in the way.

September 21, 2006

Committee passes bill that would aim for 5% increases for biomedical research, but rebuffs effort to raise that ceiling.

September 21, 2006

Students at Randolph-Macon Woman's College have suspended a boycott -- in which about 200 students have stayed out of classes and the dining halls -- when administrators agreed to present their demands to the Board of Trustees, the Associated Press reported. Students are angry over a plan the board approved to admit men.Webster University, a St.

September 21, 2006

Academic leaders discuss methods of measuring student learning and giving consumers best information about colleges' offerings.

September 20, 2006

The private foundation of filmmaker George Lucas is donating $175 million to the film school of the University of Southern California -- $75 million for facilities and $100 million for the endowment. The gift is the largest in the university's history.

September 20, 2006

Going a step beyond free course materials, Yale will put videos of selected courses online -- available free to anyone.

September 20, 2006

Timothy Haight, dean of the College of Business and Economics at California State University at Los Angeles, has been named president of Menlo College, in Atherton, Calif.Terry Hickey, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Central Florida, has been promoted to executive vice president and provost.William Johnson, president of Calif

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