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May 31, 2006

Study finds surprising correlations between certain extracurricular activities and college admissions -- and Bourdieu may have provided explanations.

May 31, 2006

Higher education officials from more than a dozen countries have crafted a set of principles designed to standardize what they call "the global phenomenon of college and university rankings." The "Berlin Principles," as the series of good practices are called, touch on the purposes and goals of such rankings,  the design and weighting of the measures used, collection and processing of data, and presentation.

May 31, 2006

When Congress hurriedly passed a mammoth bill designed (in name, at least) to cut the federal deficit in December, lawmakers intended to raise the interest rate on loans taken out by parents to 8.5 percent from 7.9 percent as of July 1.

May 31, 2006

When it comes to endowments, most colleges don't tell students and alumni how they spend funds, survey finds.

May 30, 2006

New study shows many students greatly exceed traditional criteria for binge drinking, and urges focus on those most at risk.

May 30, 2006

Union vote proceeds despite intense lobbying from American faculty groups, who see a serious violation of academic freedom.

May 30, 2006

Community colleges find that intense programs make a difference on retention and academic performance -- particularly for minority students.

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