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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

The University of Missouri at Columbia has agreed to recognize a Christian fraternity, even though that group violates the university's ban on religious discrimination, the Associated Press reported.

December 29, 2006

Indiana Wesleyan University is starting a new bachelor of nursing program for students who already have earned a bachelor's degree in another field.

December 28, 2006

At last year's annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Elisabeth Ladenson found herself in discussion with a bus dispatcher while waiting for a shuttle. "You all have that look," the dispatcher told Ladenson, an associate professor of French at Columbia University.

December 28, 2006

English and language professors consider how who they are affects their jobs -- and who gets hired for which positions.

December 28, 2006

National Science Board committee grapples with solutions for improving education and teaching in STEM fields.

December 28, 2006

A new student-run group offers help to students starting campaigns for "gender neutral" housing on campuses nationwide.

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