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September 15, 2005
4.5% of borrowers in 2003 failed to repay their student loans, down from 5.2% in 2002.

September 15, 2005
Students scattered by Hurricane Katrina have found doors at other colleges open to them. Faculty members have often drawn on colleagues at other institutions for a bit of office space. But what about staff members?Staff members are not getting “visiting” status like many professors and students. Fortunately, colleges closed by Katrina have continued to pay most of their employees, and many staff members have set up shop wherever they can find a phone that doesn’t have a 504 area code.

September 15, 2005
EEOC backs claim of woman that U. of California at Santa Barbara denied her tenure after she took leaves for child care.

September 15, 2005
Damage by Hurricane Katrina to college facilities in Mississippi will reach at least $673 million, according to estimates released Wednesday by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

September 15, 2005
Higher education groups pan Senate proposal to use savings from Higher Ed Act to pay for Katrina recovery.

September 14, 2005
At long-planned conference, a new issue emerges, informally, on the agenda.

September 14, 2005
The U.S. lead in higher education is declining, and indicators about the future are not promising, an international report says.

September 14, 2005
Boston University is starting a four-month graduate diploma program in entrepreneurial management. The program will mix traditional classroom instruction with briefings from successful business leaders.The College of St. Catherine, in Minnesota, is offering a new certificate program for people seeking to obtain a reimbursement analyst certificate. The program trains people for jobs in the growing profession of people who deal with health insurance claims.Duquesne University is starting a master of science in sports leadership.

September 14, 2005
Women are less likely to receive research support from the largest source of federal dollars, report says.

September 14, 2005
The Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has added eight new members and welcomed one former member back to its ranks.

September 14, 2005
Colleges send assistance -- in the form of boats, trucks, and people -- to New Orleans and other areas devastated by Katrina.

September 13, 2005
Colleges do rebound from calamities of nature -- and those that have done so offer lessons and hope for those in New Orleans.

September 13, 2005
After 2 students complain, George Washington declines to renew contract of a popular and explicit instructor.

September 13, 2005
The University of Maryland at College Park acted constitutionally when it restricted supporters of Lyndon LaRouche from speaking in public areas of its campus, the U.S.

September 13, 2005
Community college professors cite most concern, but they like their jobs the most, too, UCLA survey finds.

September 13, 2005
Black faculty members "continue to struggle for full inclusion in the academy," according to a new book, Exposing the "Culture of Arrogance" in the Academy: A Blueprint for Increasing Black Faculty Satisfaction in Higher Education (Stylus).

September 12, 2005
The Time magazine article that may have been the final straw in getting Michael Brown removed from directing federal efforts to help the recovery from Hurricane Katrina included an allegation that he misrepresented a faculty job. The article says that versions of Brown's résumé state that he won an award as an outstanding political science professor at Central State University, which has since become the University of Central Oklahoma.

September 12, 2005
Most of the action in American educational policy happens in the states. Their governments are primarily responsible for elementary and secondary education, and the vast majority of students in the United States attend public institutions that are also funded and governed primarily at the state level. So any efforts to improve the interaction between the public schools system and higher education, and to ease the transition of students from one to another to ensure their academic success, will live and die largely at the state level.

September 12, 2005
U. of Minnesota drops course in response to lawsuit, but says it will continue exploring the issues.

September 12, 2005
Hurricane Katrina gives new meaning to "visiting faculty," as professors fan across the nation in search of shelter and office space.

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