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October 28, 2005

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Thursday that it has fired Luk Van Parijs as associate professor of biology after he admitted to fabricating and falsifying research data. The MIT statement said that no other members of Van Parijs's team were involved in the misconduct, and that MIT was forwarding its findings to federal officials.

October 28, 2005

Nobody wants to be the next American University. After weeks with its now ex-president, Benjamin Ladner, under a barrage of fire for his lavish spending habits and benefits package, universities are making sure that they don’t face similar vulnerabilities.Given all the publicity in Washington over American, it’s not surprising that George Washington University is among those institutions, creating a new position to monitor executive compensation and conducting an in-depth audit.

October 28, 2005

The National Collegiate Athletic Association plans to provide up to $7 million a year to member colleges whose athletes perform well in the classroom and another $3 million annually to help institutions improve the academic success of their athletes, association officials said Thursday.

October 28, 2005

In lean year for colleges, measure would sustain key programs but provide few increases beyond biomedical research.

October 28, 2005

Study of the country and its language is booming at U.S. colleges -- and changes in high schools may swell enrollments further.

October 28, 2005

Does a monument to the civil rights struggle at Ole Miss need to be "positive"?

October 27, 2005

The surprise departure of the longtime general manager of Emory University’s student newspaper has journalists there accusing administration officials of trying to assert more control over the twice-weekly paper’s operations.On Wednesday, Karen Salisbury, assistant dean for campus life and director of student activities at Emory, sent an e-mail to the editor of the Emory Wheel, Geoff Pallay,  indicating that Eileen Smith had resigned her position as the paper’s general manager. In that position, Smith helped students garner advertising revenue to fund the operations of the paper.

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