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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

U. of California urged to bar grants from cigarette companies. Both sides say academic values are at stake.

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

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

September 20, 2006

Federal advisory panel hears testimony on a range of topics relating to college access and affordability.

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.

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