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June 24, 2005
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday that would increase spending on the National Science Foundation's research programs in the 2006 fiscal year to $4.345 billion, an increase of $125 million over the 2005 total, and provide $747 million for the agency's education and human resources directorate, $94.4 million below the 2005 figure.

June 24, 2005
The Supreme Court allowed affirmative action, but new report blasts Education Department for discouraging it.

June 24, 2005
The "last bastion of prejudice in higher education," according to Cynthia Johnson, is the belief that developmentally disabled students don't have a place in colleges.These students, many of whom would have been called mentally retarded in an earlier era, have a range of skills. And while a growing number of colleges have created a few programs or certificates for such students, Johnson is running a program that is moving to another level.

June 23, 2005
Privacy groups oppose military effort to create massive database for recruiting purposes.

June 23, 2005
Compton Community College may lose accreditation because of management problems, but students will lose the most.

June 23, 2005
But cadets and professors failed to "fully accommodate" beliefs of non-Christians, review panel concludes.

June 23, 2005
N.J. court says Seton Hall can deny recognition to gay group -- even though the Catholic college's anti-bias rule includes sexual orientation.

June 23, 2005
Change magazine is changing hands.The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced Wednesday that it would assume editorial control of the bimonthly higher education magazine, which is owned by Heldref Publications.

June 23, 2005
College groups issue statement on "academic rights and responsibilities" in the hope of quashing controversial legislation.

June 22, 2005
A Senate appropriations subcommittee drafted a spending bill Tuesday that would provide $5.5 billion in funds for the National Science Foundation in the 2006 fiscal year, an increase of just $58.1 million, or barely, 1 percent, over what the agency is currentlyreceiving .

June 22, 2005
Throughout the Bush administration, the president's policies have been criticized by many scientists. On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a new and harsh analysis of those policies.

June 22, 2005
Technicality leads Iowa Supreme Court to throw out award to a former graduate student everyone agrees was sexually harassed.

June 22, 2005
For first time, Palomar College provides office space so part-timers don't have to meet with students in hallways.

June 21, 2005
Some college officials have an unconventional idea for how students can cut their education loans.

June 21, 2005
A U.S. appeals court extends to higher education a 1988 Supreme Court ruling that let high schools review student content.

June 21, 2005
$240 million sought in case that some see as attack on scholars who speak out on their areas of expertise.

June 21, 2005
States should create "alternate routes" to becoming a teacher. Colleges should require future teachers to major in a field other than education. These are two of the scores of reforms of teacher education that have been put forth in the last 20 years.

June 20, 2005
Wisconsin legislators approve a bill barring campus health centers from dispensing the "morning after" contraception pill.

June 20, 2005
Students who enroll i n college immediately after high school are more likely to earn degrees than are those students who delay starting college, according to a new study by the National Center for Education Statistics.The University of Missouri at Kansas City has placed on administrative leave a dean who admitted plagiarizing portions of a commencement speech, reported the Associated Press.

June 20, 2005
At 2 community colleges, student editors and administrators try to work out their differences, with mixed success.

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