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January 27, 2006

Gov. Matt Blunt of Missouri has proposed converting the state's student-loan agency into a public-private partnership. Blunt, a Republican, says that by selling the agency, with certain restrictions, the impact on student borrowers could be minimal and the state could gain hundreds of millions of dollars, which would then be spent on college facilities and scholarships.

January 27, 2006

When David Horowitz talks about fair treatment of students in the classroom, perceived political bias is front and center. But put a bunch of professors together to discuss that subject, and grading tops the list.At a session entitled “Perceptions of Fairness in the College Classroom,” at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington Thursday, faculty members pondered the student who works his or her tail off, but never quite edges out some talented peers who rarely study but ace the test nonetheless.

January 27, 2006

Bolstering U.S. competitiveness is not just the government's job, research university group says in new report.

January 27, 2006

AAUP’s “Boston experiment” garners another success, say organizers.

January 27, 2006

Scholars issue draft "declaration" calling for expanded role of religion in curriculum and student life -- at religious and secular colleges.

January 27, 2006

Ohio State and UT-Austin -- 2 of the largest universities in U.S. -- may revamp requirements with theme-based sequences.

January 26, 2006

The American Association of University Professors, the American Academy of Religion and the PEN American Center on Wednesday sued the federal government over orders denying a visa to Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss national who is a noted scholar of the Muslim world who has been unable to accept invitations to teach and attend conferences in the United States. The academic groups say that there are no valid reasons to deny Ramadan a visa and note that he is not associated with any terrorist groups.

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