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January 9, 2006

Members of the American Historical Association voted Saturday to condemn the Academic Bill of Rights as an attack on academic freedom. The unanimous vote reflected widespread anger in the association, and among academics generally, about the Academic Bill of Rights, which has become a conservative cause in many state legislatures and on many campuses.But the vote followed another one in which the association rejected a proposal to replace the resolution condemning the Academic Bill of Rights with one that also criticized campus speech codes.

January 9, 2006

Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, on Sunday announced that he is running for House Majority Leader. Boehner, chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, plays a key role in legislation affecting colleges. He has criticized colleges for not being accountable enough for their costs or for difficulty that students from nationally accredited institutions have in transferring their credits to regionally accredited ones.

January 9, 2006

When most scholars have their grant applications rejected by the National Endowment for the Humanities, they shrug. Only a small minority of grants are approved, so there's no way any application can be a sure thing.

January 6, 2006

Robert Berdahl -- who led UC-Berkeley and UT-Austin -- will move into Washington role at Association of American Universities.

January 6, 2006

On Thursday, President Bush and a bevy of government officials -- including the secretaries of state, education and defense -- announced a wide ranging plan to enhance the foreign language skills of American students.

January 6, 2006

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued rules to close a loophole under which some college athletes were qualifying to live in federally subsidized housing. Congress ordered the rule change after Sen.

January 6, 2006

U.S. study finds expansion is greater among instructors than administrators.

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