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September 1, 2006

The faculty union at Eastern Michigan University has called a strike, to begin this morning, after negotiations on a new contract fell apart late Thursday. The administration and the union, an affiliate of the American Association of University Professors, are divided on wage and benefit issues. The union says that the combined impact of a small salary increase and changes in health insurance would lead to a net cut in professors' compensation.

September 1, 2006

College athletics departments are upping the ante with new high-def video screens in their stadiums.

August 31, 2006

For one U. of Pennsylvania professor, it took three arrests on sex charges before administrators dismissed him. Why?

August 31, 2006

A study by USA Today found that most fires that kill college students involve houses built in 1929 or earlier and victims who are juniors and seniors, male, and have been drinking.

August 31, 2006

U. of Illinois plans huge expansion of online efforts -- going for-profit, with non-tenured professors. Faculty leaders are divided on the push.

August 31, 2006

Congressional panel passes final recommendations on preventing use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs. 

August 31, 2006

Report examines key role of 2-year colleges in "career pathways" model of training employees for key local industries.

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