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January 2, 2007

Max Blouw, vice president for research at the University of Western British Columbia, has been appointed president of Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario.Tom Dyer, dean of academic affairs at the New England Institute of Art, in Boston, has been named president of Argosy University's Seattle campus.George P.

January 2, 2007

Colorado's attorney general has determined that a new ethics law adopted by the state's voters is so broadly written that it would bar public university professors from accepting the prize money associated with a Nobel Prize. This is an "absurd result," said John Suthers, the attorney general, and legislators are drafting measures to limit the law's impact. The law was designed to limit gifts to public employees.

January 2, 2007

Case Western plans to start joint degree to create a new kind of full-service doctor.

January 2, 2007

Delegate Assembly rejects the use of the term "illegal alien" -- while measure to defend Ward Churchill is cast aside.

January 2, 2007

Panel wants departments to move beyond literature -- with overhauls in staffing and curriculum for undergrad and Ph.D. education.

December 29, 2006

Foreign language study in the United States has had many a “Sputnik moment,” as H. Jay Siskin, a French instructor at Cabrillo College, in California, put it -- that is, a moment that reveals an economic or military weakness and has been used as a call to arms to strengthen, among other things, language education.

December 29, 2006

Public institutions feel a pinch as the state of Connecticut tightens regulations governing donations by companies.

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