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April 21, 2005
Hundreds of students in California's three public higher education systems walked out of classes Wednesday to call for the state to provide more money for their institutions, according to local press reports. The University of Georgia's messy, on-again, off-again battle with its own foundation is on again.

April 21, 2005
For the last three years, Thomas A. Hamilton has increasingly become a minority of one on the seven-member Board of Trustees of  St. Clair County Community College, regularly challenging policies adopted by the two-year institution's president and questioning whether the board is fulfilling its obligations to oversee and assess her performance.

April 20, 2005
At a Congressional hearing, debate about whether federal aid drives tuition higher, and warnings for colleges.

April 20, 2005
Harvard releases text of speech last year on American Indian issues amid criticism from some who heard it.

April 20, 2005
Presidents say longstanding classroom practices may need to change if colleges are to succeed in educating more minority students.

April 20, 2005
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI Tuesday, has a history of clashes with Catholic colleges and theologians.

April 20, 2005
Undergraduates are politically engaged, but don't fit neatly into party or ideological categories, according to a new national poll from Harvard University's Institute of Politics. The poll found that student opposition to the U.S. war in Iraq is growing -- as is general opposition to U.S.

April 19, 2005
The number of Ohio legislators who do not have a college degree has risen to 31 today from 5 in the late 1990s, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The article quotes some lawmakers and policy makers as saying they think that trend is at least partially responsible for Ohio's lukewarm financial support for higher education in recent years, but the degree-less legislators scoff at that argument.

April 19, 2005
An AAUP report shows how an award-winning professor and his department chair lost their jobs over online criticism of Cumberland College.

April 19, 2005
Graduate students have started their walkout at Columbia and Yale Universities.

April 19, 2005
One university's experiment involves English composition, better advising and living in a science-themed dorm.

April 19, 2005
By a substantial margin, graduate students at the University of Minnesota have voted down a plan to create a union of teaching and research assistants.Two-thirds of the 4,461 eligible graduate students at Minnesota's Twin Cities and Duluth campuses voted in the elections held last week. The union won the backing of 1,296 while 1,779 voted against it. State officials released the results Monday.

April 18, 2005
Elementary school students perform better when their teachers have "completed the training that leads to certification," Stanford University researchers reported in a study released Friday at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. The researchers, led by Linda Darling-Hammond, said the study was the first to examine the relative effectiveness of formal teacher education programs and those that put teachers into classrooms with less formal training, like Teach for America.

April 18, 2005
MIT grad students use computer program to generate substance-free paper -- with plenty of jargon and graphs -- and a conference accepts it.

April 18, 2005
Leaders of the AFT's college unions plan opposition to David Horowitz, cooperation with the NEA, and new organizing efforts.

April 18, 2005
Alcohol and smoking contributed to the fire that killed 3 Miami U. students, an investigation concludes.

April 18, 2005
The more students are "engaged" in their academic work, the less likely they are to drink heavily or abuse drugs. But academic engagement does not seem to have any effect, positively or negatively, on students' overall mental health, although it does seem to add to the level of stress they feel.

April 15, 2005
A Berkeley dean talks about taking Hampshire's top job, politically active campuses, and becoming one of the few openly gay college presidents.

April 15, 2005
A flurry of activity suggests Congress may make progress on extending the Higher Education Act after all.

April 15, 2005
Harvard University found that Lawrence H. Tribe committed a "serious lapse" by failing to credit the work of another scholar in a book Tribe, a law professor, wrote 20 years ago, the Associated Press reported. But the inquiry also found that Tribe's error was not intentional.

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