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November 2, 2006

A symposium on student success kicked off Wednesday with a sobering message from the keynote speaker: “It’s clear that students in our universities are making progress, but only modest progress, ” said Derek C. Bok, interim president at Harvard University and the author of six books on higher education.“Our current practices are out of step with our values as faculty members,” Bok said. “We want to provide the best undergraduate educational experience possible and that is not what is happening.”

November 2, 2006

In final rules for new grant aid, requests for modifications are repeatedly met with the phrase "Changes: None"

November 1, 2006

Post-9/11 decline finally appears to be reversed, due in large part to big increases from China and India.

November 1, 2006

Clifford Geertz, a leading cultural anthropologist whose influence extended to many other disciplines, died Monday from complications following heart surgery. Geertz, 80, was professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, N.J., where his hiring in 1970 started what became the School of Social Science. Geertz's work has been particularly influential on questions of culture, religion (especially Islam), political structures, and village and family life.

November 1, 2006

George Washington U. reaches agreement with student involuntarily removed from campus after seeking counseling.

November 1, 2006

Missouri State U. punished a former student for refusing to sign a class letter supporting a gay cause, complaint alleges.

November 1, 2006

A partisan pollster said that young voters think Democrats can better confront the college affordability crunch.

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