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December 28, 2006

A new student-run group offers help to students starting campaigns for "gender neutral" housing on campuses nationwide.

December 28, 2006

The president of Saint Peter's College, the Rev. James N. Loughran, died in an apparent fall at his campus home over the weekend, The Star-Ledger of Newark reported. Father Loughran, who had been president of the Jesuit institution in New Jersey since 1995, had also served as president of Loyola Marymount University, acting president of Brooklyn College, and interim president of Mount Saint Mary’s College during his long career.

December 28, 2006

U.S. study documents continued expansion of American higher education, with most growth in for-profit sector.

December 27, 2006

Indiana U. of Pennsylvania announces its new team name -- without checking Google first to see who else might be using the name.

December 27, 2006

Thomas M. Menino, the mayor of Boston, is so frustrated with the performance of community colleges that serve the city that he is exploring plans to have the institutions report to the city rather than the state, The Boston Globe reported. Officials of Bunker Hill and Roxbury Community Colleges indicated that they are willing to consider the mayor's ideas.

December 27, 2006

William & Mary president apologizes for haste, but stands by decision to make a historic chapel more welcoming to non-Christians.

December 27, 2006

A professor who was denied tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has vowed to start a hunger strike on February 5 outside the provost's office."I will either see the provost resign and my hard-earned tenure granted at MIT, or I will die defiantly right outside his office," James L. Sherley, who teaches biological engineering, wrote in a letter to colleagues that he provided to Inside Higher Ed. While not commenting directly on Sherley's claims, MIT issued a statement that he has been treated fairly.

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