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May 22, 2006

University recruits Houston Baker and Hortense Spillers -- stars in black literary studies -- as part of major faculty hiring drive.

May 22, 2006

A key New York legislator has introduced a bill in the state Senate to impose a new $1 tax on each standardized admissions test given to create a state board to oversee the testing industry, The New York Times reported. While the legislation was prompted by recent scoring errors on the SAT, the proposal would apply to all admissions tests. New York State has historically been the trend-setter in regulating testing, with its legislation spreading elsewhere.

May 19, 2006

Senate committee clears bill to increase NSF support in selected areas, create new graduate fellowships and encourage "high risk" studies.

May 19, 2006

For the first time since Vietnam era, many campuses consider what to do when one of their own dies in a faraway war.

May 19, 2006

Web site that posts pictures of alleged hazing incidents prompts some colleges to investigate athletic teams.  

May 19, 2006

Rep. Gibson Armstrong, who led efforts in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to create a special committee to study higher education -- and then led that committee this year -- lost a Republican primary election on Tuesday to seek re-election.

May 19, 2006

Members of federal higher ed panel take aim at the big picture but get caught up in the definitions and details.

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