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October 24, 2006

The British government announced plans Monday to create a new fellowship program, to be modeled on Rhodes Scholarships, to attract the best science talent from around the world to work in Britain. Alistair Darling, the secretary of trade and industry, announced the new fellowships in a speech in which he noted the increasingly international competition for scientists. He also said that some American policies create openings for British science.

October 24, 2006

College at center of Ward Churchill debate starts center on freedom and capitalism -- and faces concerns over governance.

October 23, 2006

While the proportion of women receiving tenure-track offers to join Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences rose for the third straight year in 2005-6, the share of women who accepted positions declined dramatically, according to an internal report.

October 23, 2006

Professor whom university stripped of teaching duties reaches agreement to retire early.

October 23, 2006

Pre-game, pre-party, pre-funk ... how to pre-vent?Call “pre-gaming” by any of its other names and it still translates the same for substance abuse specialists seeking strategies to control the ubiquitous “pre-party,” generally defined as a small group of students drinking together in a dorm room or other private space prior to an actual party or social event.

October 23, 2006

The University of California's Santa Cruz campus has long had a reputation as a counterculture institution that prides itself on being different from the system's other campuses.  But when the campus unveiled the final draft of its plan on Wednesday that projected increasing student enrollment from 14,000 to more than 20,000 and adding 3.2 million gross feet of building space by 2020, students protested over that and a wide range of other issues at a Board of Regents meeting,

October 23, 2006

An analysis published today in The Wall Street Journal suggests that the crime data colleges report to the Education Department -- and share with applicants -- understate the extent of campus crime. The analysis compares that data with less publicized statistics reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which tend to suggest a far greater frequency of crime.The U.S.

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