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November 28, 2005
“90 AD: A recently built Zulu city fell to my forces today. It was burned to the ground. Pity, it had quite a nice view of the ocean.”That’s a journal entry from the emperor of Japan. The virtual emperor of Japan, anyway.“130 AD: Persia contacted me today. Apparently, he finally convinced Cleo to introduce us. He seemed annoyed. In exchange for his World Map, I taught him Polytheism.”

November 23, 2005
After makeover, National Research Council survey kicks off with focus on measures based on data, not reputations.

November 23, 2005
Here’s a rule for college presidents: Don’t imply that the brains of your alumni are mush.William E. Cooper, president of the University of Richmond, inadvertently did so, and he’s now doing damage control.

November 23, 2005
Adelphi University is starting an M.F.A. in creative writing in the fall of 2006. The program will offer tracks in playwriting, fiction and poetry. Bentley University will start doctoral programs in business and accountancy, beginning in September 2006.

November 23, 2005
With a black president facing criticism, some Indiana professors say race is fair game when defending him.

November 23, 2005
With Warren County Community College's board poised to determine his fate, controversial instructor resigns.

November 22, 2005
Neither NYU graduate students nor administrators show signs of budging in battle over a TA union.

November 22, 2005
In 1997, Elaine Seymour was one of the authors of Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences (Westview). She found that a reason cited by student after student -- at a range of institutions -- was poor teaching. And at many institutions, teaching assistants were a major part of the problem.

November 22, 2005
Federal obligations for research appear to flatten in 2005, NSF study finds.

November 22, 2005
The president of Kean U. has made the campus beautiful, but many say the façade hides the way he treats people.

November 22, 2005
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges's Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges on Monday upheld its June decision to revoke the accreditation of Compton Community College, saying that the evidence supporting the earlier ruling was "substantial, sound and credible." The California Community Colleges system said it would fight the decision.

November 21, 2005
Massachusetts higher education officials are considering a plan to shift millions of dollars from aid programs that benefit low- and middle-income students to programs that benefit only low-income students, The Boston Globe reported.

November 21, 2005
Scholars of the Middle East consider why their field flourishes in some ways, but is shut out by the government and the press.

November 21, 2005
Instructor thought he was telling off conservative organizer, but his angry thoughts on pro-war event went to student.

November 21, 2005
Study finds seminaries of many faiths face new educational challenges -- and new diversity among students.

November 21, 2005
A researcher argues that encouraging scientists to keep an eye on their colleagues can combat "irresponsible" scholarship.

November 18, 2005
Last year saw an increase of almost 25 percent in the number of companies created based on academic research, according to a report released Thursday by the Association of University Technology Managers.

November 18, 2005
New book argues that there is a widespread problem, but many experts think otherwise.

November 18, 2005
22 Republicans vote with Democrats on measure that college groups staunchly opposed, but alternatives  are unpleasant.

November 18, 2005
It’s not his party, but Bill O’Reilly is crying when he wants to.

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