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December 5, 2006

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology showed the top return on its endowment -- 23 percent -- among the 25 American universities with the largest endowments, according to a survey by Bloomberg.com. MIT narrowly overtook Yale University, which had a return of 22.9 percent. The average rate of return for the universities in the survey was 16.2 percent. Among the low performers were Johns Hopkins University (11.5 percent) and the University of California (11.6 percent).

December 5, 2006

U.S. advisory panel on accreditation signals that it plans to ramp up scrutiny of how well colleges educate their students.

December 4, 2006

U. of Utah -- its gun ban rejected by state courts -- will seek legislative help rather than a court ruling.

December 4, 2006

Following difficulties admitting players, rumors swirl that Pomona is dropping football, but administrators deny it.

December 4, 2006

Deficits, departments in receivership and proposed cuts leave humanities professors seething.

December 4, 2006

No, but the intellectual father of animal rights admitted the possibility that some experiments might be justified.

December 4, 2006

Researchers find that the quality of lower division courses may have more impact than students realize.

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