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May 31, 2006

When Congress hurriedly passed a mammoth bill designed (in name, at least) to cut the federal deficit in December, lawmakers intended to raise the interest rate on loans taken out by parents to 8.5 percent from 7.9 percent as of July 1.

May 31, 2006

Supreme Court ruling narrows free speech rights of public employees -- but avoids question about relevance to higher education.

May 31, 2006

When it comes to endowments, most colleges don't tell students and alumni how they spend funds, survey finds.

May 31, 2006

When it comes to endowments, most colleges don't tell students and alumni how they spend funds, survey finds.

May 30, 2006

Union vote proceeds despite intense lobbying from American faculty groups, who see a serious violation of academic freedom.

May 30, 2006

Community colleges find that intense programs make a difference on retention and academic performance -- particularly for minority students.

May 30, 2006

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court decision dismissing a lawsuit in which the former men's basketball coach at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville had accused university administrators of engaging in race discrimination and violating his free speech rights when it fired him in 2002. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit endorsed a judge's finding that Arkansas officials had been justified in dismissing Nolan Richardson Jr.

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