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November 29, 2006

A study at Carnegie Mellon University of sophomore classes in its School of Design has found that using laptops changes the way students work -- but not all of those changes are positive. Among the positive findings: Students spent more time on assignments and interacted with different kinds of people (in this case, people outside of design courses) in seeking help on assignments.

November 29, 2006

Students and professors at Minnesota’s law school oppose hiring of author of controversial memo on treatment of al-Qaeda detainees.

November 29, 2006

The search for a new president at the University of Iowa has proven tumultuous this fall, as many continue to wonder why the Iowa Board of Regents rejected a search committee's list of candidates to replace  David J. Skorton.

November 28, 2006

Idaho professor asks students to sign acknowledgement that films in his courses might upset them. Are waivers good for academic freedom?

November 28, 2006

After referendum voted down use of race, U. of Michigan talked about suing. Weeks later, it's talking about carrying out the measure.

November 28, 2006

Why are private colleges in New Hampshire, Ohio and Texas thinking of setting up shop outside Phoenix?

November 28, 2006

The Library of Congress on Monday published new copyright rules that give colleges slightly more leeway on the use of certain video materials in class, but some college librarians fear that the changes do not go far enough. The rules are part of a process in which the Librarian of Congress periodically considers exemptions from the general ban on altering without permission technology designed to block unauthorized use of videos or computer programs.

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