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June 22, 2006

Reporters who cover higher education believe that they spend too much time on student housing, international issues and rankings, and not enough time on retention and remedial education, according to a survey by the Education Writers Association. The University of Hawaii has relinquished its patent rights on three breeds of genetically enhanced taro plants, The Ho

June 21, 2006

New Virginia law requires colleges to turn over student data to police for security checks.

June 21, 2006

The U.S. Education Department has rejected a petition from a coalition of student groups, lenders and others that asked the department to consider rewriting its regulations for repaying student loans. Department officials said that while they were concerned about the debt burden faced by many students, they did not consider it appropriate to begin a formal process for reviewing their rules now.

June 21, 2006

Are Asian college applicants systematically discriminated against? Are law schools to blame for unhappy black lawyers?

June 21, 2006

The House Committee on Appropriations delivered on President Bush's science wish list Tuesday. Under a bill the panel approved, the National Science Foundation would receive the full $6 billion requested in the American Competitiveness Initiative for the 2007 fiscal year, a $439 million increase over last year. Of that total 2007 appropriation, $832.4 million would go toward science education.

June 21, 2006

In move that angered American colleagues, Greek scholar invited to Stony Brook conference was turned around at airport.

June 21, 2006

Impending retirements at time of cascading crises prompt expansion in college programs in the field.


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