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December 5, 2006

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology showed the top return on its endowment -- 23 percent -- among the 25 American universities with the largest endowments, according to a survey by Bloomberg.com. MIT narrowly overtook Yale University, which had a return of 22.9 percent. The average rate of return for the universities in the survey was 16.2 percent. Among the low performers were Johns Hopkins University (11.5 percent) and the University of California (11.6 percent).

December 5, 2006

U.S. advisory panel on accreditation signals that it plans to ramp up scrutiny of how well colleges educate their students.

December 5, 2006

ABA panned by Education Department panel, but its diversity standard survives.

December 5, 2006

Yale says it is giving up some potential profits to help developing nations get HIV drugs -- and university ends up getting criticized.

December 5, 2006

3 at Texas colleges arrested, leaving educators concerned and some worried about a backlash.

December 5, 2006

Justices grill school lawyers over integration measures but give no indication court plans to revisit Michigan affirmative action decisions.

December 4, 2006

U. of Utah -- its gun ban rejected by state courts -- will seek legislative help rather than a court ruling.

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