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March 3, 2005
Auburn eliminates jobs for two black athletics officials, sets off a debate about bias at the university, and finds itself a target for Al Sharpton.

March 3, 2005
Colleges raised $24.4 billion in 2004; giving by individuals and corporations was up, while foundation giving fell.

March 2, 2005
Hundreds of students held a rally at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tuesday night to protest an attack last week on a gay student.The student was walking along a main street near the campus early Friday morning.

March 2, 2005
Six years after a bid to unionize teaching assistants was defeated, petitions are filed for a new vote.

March 2, 2005
A for-profit college based in California has purchased a Catholic liberal arts college in Iowa.

March 1, 2005
The university becomes the latest to announce a major expansion of assistance for low-income students.

March 1, 2005
George Mason University is opening a degree granting college in the United Arab Emirates.

March 1, 2005
The NCAA unveils revamped system for measuring the academic progress of athletes, and 51% of colleges risk losing scholarships.

March 1, 2005
Programs to train the next generation of community college deans and presidents either don't exist or are too small, warns a report.

February 28, 2005
Nearly two years after their last contract expired, thousands of graduate students in the State University of New York system have a tentative pact calling for raises, new benefits and major expansions of some existing benefits.The contract provides the teaching assistants for the first time with a grievance procedure for those who are dismissed, full coverage of "in network" hospitalization, a fund to offset the growing cost of technology fees, and extra pay for those who live in the New York City metropolitan area.Financially, the teaching assistants will receive:

February 28, 2005
University of Colorado officials find themselves boxed in a corner as they try to figure out what to do about Ward Churchill.

February 25, 2005
With a $20 million gift, the University of Michigan creates a research center that may shift the field.

February 25, 2005
Today's students have different expectations and skills with regard to technology, and colleges sometimes fail to meet those expectations or understand what those skills mean, according to a new e-book.The e-book, the first published by Educause, is Educating the Net Generation. It is available free on the organization's Web site. Diana G. Oblinger, a vice president of Educause and co-editor of the book, answered some questions about its themes in an e-mail interview:

February 25, 2005
The report's language is unambiguous: "At every step -- eligibility, admission, enrollment, and graduation -- Hispanic and black students fare worse than white and Asian students in the University of California System."For the California State University system, Hispanic students are underrepresented. And while the state's community colleges do reflect the ethnic and racial mix of the state's high school graduates, Hispanic and black students are less likely to transfer to four-year institutions than are white students.

February 24, 2005
NYU, the first private institution to reach a contract with a T.A. union, may try to make that pact its last.

February 24, 2005
A graduate student discovers that a 19th-century novelist who has been hailed as an early black female writer was actually white.

February 24, 2005
City officials sue the university over its expansion plans.

February 24, 2005
Having abandoned one general education exam in December, ETS announces a replacement.

February 23, 2005
Support fell by more than 10 percent in 2003, to $14.3 billion, but education remained the top category for grants.

February 23, 2005
A report about physics suggests that women are leaving the field early, between high school and college.

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