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August 28, 2006

A tentative agreement Sunday evening averted a strike by faculty members at Ferris State University. Professors had voted to strike today, the first day of classes, in a dispute over contract provisions on salaries and health insurance. A spokesman for the Michigan university said that he could confirm that a tentative settlement had been reached, but did not want to release details until the contract is ratified.

August 25, 2006

Justice Department and U. of Miami near settlement of charges that researchers released hazardous substances -- 50 years ago.

August 25, 2006

Colleges use new methods, reality shows and serious films among them, to engage incoming students.

August 25, 2006

Compton lost its accreditation, but neighboring El Camino will keep the campus alive.

August 25, 2006

150 students at Utah State awarded, then stripped of federal aid -- proof of confusing new U.S. rules, college lobbyists say.

August 25, 2006

Auto company not only finances exceptionally lucrative endowed chairs at Clemson, but interviews all finalists.

August 25, 2006

U.S. Education Department officials said Thursday that evolutionary biology is and always has been a major for which students can qualify for the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retaining Talent (SMART) Grants, contrary to several recent news reports, which suggested that the omission of the field from a list of eligible majors might have been purposeful.


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