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January 31, 2007

The City University of New York has adopted a new procedure for handling student complaints about professors that are not related to either academic freedom or are not covered by other policies. Faculty groups opposed the policy, which they criticized as infringing on academic freedom and compared to the "Academic Bill of Rights," David Horowitz's plan that is wildly unpopular with most professors.

January 30, 2007

Laureate Education, a big player abroad, becomes latest higher ed company planning to abandon Wall Street.

January 30, 2007

Problems were reported this weekend with both the Medical College Admission Test and the SAT that some students took, The New York Times reported. On some MCAT versions, the questions for a verbal reasoning section did not match the reading passage. MCAT officials told the Times that up to 800 students may have been affected.

January 30, 2007

Amid some doubts about the program, 2 analyses in Texas find significant college gains linked to the advanced courses in high school.

January 30, 2007

Ugly incident at college known for Quaker values leaves students and educators considering role of a tolerant faith in American academe.

January 30, 2007

Northwestern's graduate school considers how best to run a new program that creates a second academic home for some students.

January 30, 2007

Harvard scholar documents costs of caring for soldiers hurt in Iraq, and Pentagon reacts -- by attacking researcher and changing U.S. Web sites.


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