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February 2, 2006
Johns Hopkins University announced a $100 million pledge this morning. The funds -- from an anonymous donor -- will support: the renovation of Gilman Hall, home to many humanities departments; construction of a children's tower at the Johns Hopkins Hospital; and a series of initiatives at the university's medical school and school of public health.

February 2, 2006
Colleges applaud Bush effort to boost basic research, but await details on which agencies will gain -- and which might lose.

February 2, 2006
Several current and former California State U. employees charge that they faced retaliation for reporting abuse.

February 2, 2006
AAUP condemns boycotts -- and faces criticism for invitations to backers of sanctions against Israeli universities.

February 2, 2006
Supporters of women's sports bash Education Department shift that they say weakens Title IX.

February 1, 2006
Cooking shows spur enrollment in culinary programs.

February 1, 2006
Social-computing tools and mobile technologies are becoming more important for colleges, according to a report issued Tuesday by the New Media Consortium and Educause. The report -- an annual look at technology and higher education -- also suggests that colleges not assume technological literacy, even by the generation of students arriving on campuses now.Jane Oates, U.S. Sen. Edward M.

February 1, 2006
In State of the Union address, Bush proposes doubling spending on basic research in physical sciences over a decade.

February 1, 2006
AAUP questions whether Tulane handled cuts appropriately and starts to look into other New Orleans institutions as well.

January 31, 2006
From recruiting newsletters to shoe companies, big time college sports prospects sift through a maze of potential influences.

January 31, 2006
A local library director insisted on a warrant when Federal Bureau of Investigation officials showed up this month seeking access to computers to check out an alleged threat against Brandeis University, American Libraries reported.

January 31, 2006
“What you gon’ do with all that junk? All that junk inside that trunk?”While the Black Eyed Peas’ answer to those questions involves getting “love drunk off my hump,” some professors at the Berklee College of Music, in Boston, offer up an entirely different response to the lyrics -- one aimed at helping their students understand the “commercialization of hip-hop” and the role students have in evolving the genre.

January 31, 2006
Some colleges that took in Katrina-displaced students forgo federal funds so others can get more. Other colleges seek every penny.

January 31, 2006
As federal budget process gears up, Congressional aides anticipate more cuts to college-related programs.

January 30, 2006
Belmont Abbey College, in North Carolina, has started a concentration in motor sports management as part of its undergraduate degree in business.Johns Hopkins University has started a master's degree in bioinformatics, which combines computer science and molecular biology.

January 30, 2006
William Kirby will return to teaching amid grumbling over curricular review and reported split with Summers.

January 30, 2006
Presidents, provosts, deans and professors consider principles and data they need to promote their curricular ideals.

January 30, 2006
Stanford offers new policy to help pregnant grad students.

January 30, 2006
The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has created a new panel to study the low graduation rates at community colleges in the state, The Boston Globe reported. Just over 16 percent of students at the colleges earn degrees or certificates within three years.

January 30, 2006
Public universities in the United States may be at a turning point, write Katharine C. Lyall and Kathleen R. Sell in The True Genius of America at Risk: Are We Losing Our Public Universities to De Facto Privatization? (Praeger). The new book comes at a time that many leading public universities are conducting billion-dollar fund raising campaigns while finding it difficult to match their states' ambitions with legislative appropriations.

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