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January 2, 2007

Delegate Assembly rejects the use of the term "illegal alien" -- while measure to defend Ward Churchill is cast aside.

January 2, 2007

Panel wants departments to move beyond literature -- with overhauls in staffing and curriculum for undergrad and Ph.D. education.

January 2, 2007

Federal appeals panel finds no reason to delay Michigan measure or let universities finish year with old policies.

December 29, 2006

Winning research support is tough for faculty members in all disciplines -- and makes or breaks careers, especially at research universities. For those in the sciences, competition from many federal agencies has grown more intense in recent years, but there are still billions given out annually and even relatively junior professors can hope to land grants of significant size.

December 29, 2006

Foreign language study in the United States has had many a “Sputnik moment,” as H. Jay Siskin, a French instructor at Cabrillo College, in California, put it -- that is, a moment that reveals an economic or military weakness and has been used as a call to arms to strengthen, among other things, language education.

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