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September 22, 2005
NCAA bars Ohio Northern football from playoffs because ex-coach held illegal workouts.

September 22, 2005
Kentucky community colleges experiment with having outside company evaluate students' essays in freshman composition.

September 22, 2005
All parties weigh in on law denying funds to colleges that restrict campus access to military recruiters.

September 22, 2005
Colleges in the Galveston area are shutting down to prepare for the possible arrival of Hurricane Rita.

September 21, 2005
Three longtime observers of higher education explore the ways -- positive and negative -- that universities are changing in Remaking the American University (Rutgers University Press).

September 21, 2005
Academe's rank and file join policy experts in offering advice to the new national panel on higher ed's future. Please weigh in...

September 21, 2005
Association will apply rules to Division I-A football bowl games that it licenses.

September 21, 2005
Emory's self-declared "supreme ruler" declares war on Washington U. in St. Louis, which declines to engage in combat.

September 21, 2005
The House of Representatives passed a three-month extension of the Higher Education Act on Tuesday. The act, currently under review by the House and Senate, is set to expire at the end of September and governs most student aid programs.

September 20, 2005
New documentary series follows four students going through gender transformations.

September 20, 2005
Cartoon in U. of Florida paper ignites debate over whether a racial epithet can be used on campus -- and by whom.

September 20, 2005
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 12 professors among its 25 new fellows, who will receive $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years. The academic fellows are: Terry Belanger of the University of Virginia, Lu Chen of the University of California at Berkeley, Claire Gmachl of Princeton University, Sue Goldie of Harvard University, Pehr Harbury of Stanford University, Nicole King of Berkeley, John Kleinberg of Cornell University, Michael Manga of Berkeley, Todd Martinez of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kevin M.

September 20, 2005
Colleges' use of outside vendors is restricted by concerns about damage to institutional culture, study finds.

September 20, 2005
Princeton University students need to work harder for the A's.The university released results Monday of the first year under a new grading policy, designed to tackle the issue of grade inflation. In the last academic year, A's (including plus and minus grades) accounted for 40.9 percent of all grades awarded. That may not be consistent with a bell curve, but the figure is down from 46.0 percent the previous year, and 47.9 percent the year before that.

September 20, 2005
U.S. education secretary forms panel to craft "national strategy" for America's college system.

September 19, 2005
Initial federal proposals for post-Katrina relief provide comparatively little for colleges and students.

September 19, 2005
Tulane University's School of Medicine will start up again this week -- in temporary quarters at Texas medical institutions. Faculty members from Tulane will lead courses and the school hopes to make the education as comparable as possible to what students would have received in New Orleans. First- and second-year students will be taught in facilities at the Baylor College of Medicine.

September 19, 2005
Freedom of expression tests at Wisconsin-Green Bay (art), St. Lawrence University (Web site) and Baylor (coffee cups).

September 19, 2005
Bureau appoints panel of university presidents to advise it on relations with higher education.

September 19, 2005
Education Secretary Margarget Spellings plans to announce the creation of a panel to map  a "national strategy" for higher education, the Associated Press reported. The AP said that the panel would study such issues as college costs and student preparedness and would be led by Charles Miller, former chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas.The Faculty Senate at the University of Nevada at Reno voted Thursday to reject the administr

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