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December 7, 2005

Four associations have released a guide for colleges to use in reviewing whether their copyright policies reflect recent legal and technological developments. The guide notes that colleges and their faculty members are major producers of copyrighted material, and that professors and students also are big users of such material -- sometimes in ways that create legal difficulties.

December 7, 2005

Two physicists ushered in quantum optics, but one got the prize -- leading some to protest.

December 7, 2005

Police investigate roadside assault on professor who planned course critical of intelligent design.

December 7, 2005

Justices seem inclined to uphold law that bars federal funds to campuses that restrict military recruiters.

December 6, 2005

The Lumina Foundation for Education on Monday announced a $3 million grant to help students at colleges that were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Of the funds, $2 million will go to students who attended community or technical colleges in Louisiana or Mississippi. An estimated $14.5 million that the University of Notre Dame will earn for its Fiesta Bowl appearance will go to three academic projects.

December 6, 2005

OECD and Unesco propose new safeguards against the export of low-quality higher education.

December 6, 2005

Study looks for factors that encourage Ph.D. completion and finds that expectations count for a lot.

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