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January 11, 2007

Last Friday, on the first day of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s annual convention, the biggest college sports story of the day was the University of Alabama’s hiring of Nick Saban to a record-breaking $32 million, eight-year contract.  

January 11, 2007

Academic group seeks to shift curricular debate away from numbers of courses and toward broader definition of knowledge.

January 11, 2007

American Anthropological Association kicks off public program to educate citizens about humans' differences and similarities.

January 11, 2007

A war correspondent profiles an Army cadet unit at the University of South Carolina.

January 11, 2007

The University of Michigan is resuming its admissions process -- without consideration of race or ethnicity. The university placed admissions on hold after a federal appeals court ordered it to immediately stop considering race and ethnicity -- as required by Proposal 2, adopted by Michigan voters in November. While considering legal options, the university put admissions on hold.

January 10, 2007

Congressional Democrats plan additional cuts to lender subsidies to pay for proposed reduction in student loan interest rate.

January 10, 2007

A true shortlist has started to emerge for Harvard University's presidency, The Boston Globe reported. Among those under consideration are three Harvard insiders: Steven E. Hyman, the provost; Elena Kagan, dean of the law school; and Drew Gilpin Faust, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Another contender is Thomas R. Cech, president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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