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January 26, 2007

Black students and many others at Tarleton State University, in Texas, are furious about a party organized by some white students on Martin Luther King Day, which they marked with black stereotypes. Photographs of the party were posted online on students' Web pages, and they show students eating fried chicken, posing as gang members, and drinking. One woman appears as Aunt Jemima.

January 25, 2007

U. of Texas at El Paso's unique M.F.A. program expands into the online sector.

January 25, 2007

Like many major American universities, the University of Minnesota has on multiple occasions been forced to confront the tension that exists between its grand (if not grandiose) academic ambitions and its desire to compete at the highest levels of big-time college sports.

January 25, 2007

Conventional wisdom has it that private universities are better places to work than public universities. The pay can be significantly better and tight state budgets have forced many public institutions to minimize raises and enlarge classes.

January 25, 2007

Georgia Southern University is starting a doctorate in public health.Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, in North Carolina, is starting an associate degree program in biotechnology.

January 25, 2007

A faculty panel at Harvard University on Wednesday called for new efforts to improve the quality of teaching. Most of the recommendations -- greater support for pedagogical innovations, linking teaching quality to salary reviews and career advancement -- are hardly revolutionary in the context of higher education as a whole, but represent a new emphasis for Harvard, where research has dominated faculty appointments and advancement.

January 25, 2007

Jimmy Carter's visit to Brandeis sets off debate about controversial ideas, balance and academic freedom.


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