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November 30, 2006

In a new study of Institutional Review Boards, which are supposed to protect the interests of human subjects in research, 36 percent of board members had financial ties to industry, and 86 percent said that they thought the relationship of another member with industry had affected that member's decision in an "inappropriate way." The findings were published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. A state judge has ruled that an animal rights group has a valid contract to purchase a building b

November 30, 2006

With Democratic takeover in Congress, those in the student loan industry might have reason for concern. 

November 30, 2006

George Washington U. loses bid to block collective bargaining for part-time faculty members.

November 30, 2006

Participants in Education Dept. accreditation forum agree, to an extent, on need for common measures of learning.

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.

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