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February 13, 2006

A University of Pittsburgh panel has found that a professor there engaged in "research misbehavior" in his work with a discredited South Korean cloning researcher, The New York Times reported. Gerald P. Schatten, a biologist, was not implicated in the fabrications  of Hwang Woo Suk, but the university found that he let himself be listed as a co-author without verifying the findings or taking responsibility for the data.

February 13, 2006

University will cover full tuition and fees for all students, including transfers, and freshmen who qualify for Pell Grants.

February 10, 2006

Duke University on Thursday announced tougher drug-testing rules for athletes. Under the new policy, any Duke athlete who tests positive for anabolic steroids, blood doping or masking agents will be suspended from athletic participation for one year. A second finding of use would result in loss of eligibility. Duke officials appointed a committee to study the issue after reports that former members of Duke's baseball team used steroids.

February 10, 2006

Publishers allege copyright violations against Florida copy shop owner for second time since 2002.

February 10, 2006

Rising student debts and inconsistent rules make time ripe for new repayment options, report says.

February 10, 2006

Bill in Wisconsin, backed by Madison scientists, would ban intelligent design and creationism from being taught as science in public schools.

February 10, 2006

Diploma mill operators often manage to stay one step ahead of the law, changing their location or how they operate whenever state or other authorities zero in for a crackdown. And the laws and other tools available to regulators, higher education officials, students and others to stop degree mill operators are few and flimsy. So occasionally they turn to alternative tactics to fight the degree mills and other companies that help them do business.

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