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September 25, 2006

Five research universities are being awarded $250,000 grants today for efforts to promote flexible career paths for faculty members, allowing them to balance career and family goals. The University of Washington, for example, will receive funds to start a pilot paid parental leave program and add slots for infant and toddler day care, among other things.

September 22, 2006

For an event that won't take place, the planned appearance by Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, resulted in plenty of announcements from Columbia University on Wednesday and Thursday.

September 22, 2006

Joke designed to make point about dormitory's funding of campus groups strikes some students as unfunny.

September 22, 2006

Shooting at Duquesne reignites debate over which security measures are prudent and which are intrusive.

September 22, 2006

As Spellings speech approaches, 6 college groups acknowledge higher ed's "challenges" and embrace need for change.

September 22, 2006

Existing tools and measurements could allow colleges to develop meaningful rankings to replace widely discredited rankings developed by magazines, according to a report being released today by Education Sector, a think tank. The report repeats criticisms that have been made of the U.S. News & World Report rankings, saying that they are largely based on fame, wealth and exclusivity.

September 21, 2006

Students at Randolph-Macon Woman's College have suspended a boycott -- in which about 200 students have stayed out of classes and the dining halls -- when administrators agreed to present their demands to the Board of Trustees, the Associated Press reported. Students are angry over a plan the board approved to admit men.Webster University, a St.


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