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November 21, 2006

University commits to 50% representation in professoriate and among executive leadership by 2020.

November 21, 2006

Pro-Israel groups oppose a job candidate at Wayne State and a tenure candidate at Barnard, setting off new debates on academic freedom.

November 21, 2006

Study gives 32 universities grades of D or F on enrolling and educating minority and needy students -- but some doubt its premises.

November 21, 2006

After a computer error incorrectly gave 78 students at Old Dominion University tuition refunds -- in some cases thousands of dollars each -- the university is demanding the money back, The Virginian-Pilot reported. Some of the students, who have already spent the money, asked the university about the refunds when the money appeared and were incorrectly told that they were entitled to them.

November 20, 2006

It is unlikely to quiet the burgeoning cries of alarm about a perceived crisis in American scientific competitiveness. But a new report from the National Science Foundation offers some evidence both of progress and of continued problems.

November 20, 2006

Lipscomb University, in Nashville, is creating a college of pharmacy, scheduled to admit its first class to enroll in the fall of 2008.The University of California at Irvine is starting a law school, which will enroll its first students in the fall of 2009.

November 20, 2006

Mary Burgan, former general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, is not happy about the trends she sees with regard to faculty rights. Traditional governance models are being replaced with strict hierarchies, and too many faculty members have too little influence in crucial decisions, she writes, in What Ever Happened to the Faculty? Drift and Decision in Higher Education, just published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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