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May 8, 2006

An exhibit of art by graduate students at Brooklyn College was deemed not appropriate for family viewing by the Brooklyn parks department, and so officials shut down the show, which has now moved back onto the campus, The New York Times reported. Park officials told the newspaper that the college had pledged that art displayed in a building on park grounds would be suitable for families.

May 5, 2006

Three students at a Seattle arts college cause a controversy with their clowning portrayal of the civil rights movement.

May 5, 2006

Coalition of student groups and lenders urge Education Department to change rules to make student loan repayment easier. 

May 5, 2006

Is John McCain the right commencement speaker for the progressive New School? Some students and professors don't think so.

May 5, 2006

For years, education experts have been saying that community colleges offer an underutilized path in higher education. States spend less money per student there and tuition is much lower. The institutions' emphasis on teaching and on recruiting low-income and minority students means that they reach and graduate many students overlooked by flagships or who can't afford them. While many efforts in recent years have tried to ease transfer from two- to four-year institutions, elite colleges haven't always been part of the equation.

May 5, 2006

Scott D. Miller, president of Wesley College, is facing new accusations of plagiarism, which he denies and which his board is investigating, The News Journal reported. Professors say that there are too many similarities in a statement of management philosophy by Miller and a similar statement at Samford University.

May 4, 2006

Lacrosse scandal leads Duke to try to change a broader culture of campus drinking. Is that realistic?

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