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December 21, 2005

A U.S. attorney on Tuesday told trustees of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey that they needed to accept federal supervision of the institution's management or they could face prosecution that could shut the institution down, The Star-Ledger reported. The university has faced a series of financial scandals in recent months, and the newspaper reported that the board, in a closed meeting, agreed to the demand.

December 20, 2005

Paying for information? In print? That's a model that's just so early 20th century, according to The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship, published last week by MIT Press.

December 20, 2005

State U. of New York's board picks popular acting chancellor for the permanent position.

December 20, 2005

Louisiana and Mississippi may each get $95 million for hurricane-battered colleges -- despite vastly greater damage in Louisiana.

December 20, 2005

75% of Division I teams perform better under NCAA's reconfigured graduation statistic than under the federal rate.

December 20, 2005

Twelve college and student groups sent a strongly worded letter Monday to all members of the U.S. Senate urging a No vote on a compromise budget reconciliation measure passed by the House of Representatives early Monday. The letter said the legislation would "pay for deficit reduction by sending the bill directly to America’s college students and their parents," citing cuts in student loans and an administrative change that could undermine Pell Grants and direct lending.

December 19, 2005

Over the objections of athletes and alumni, the Board of Governors of Missouri State University on Friday voted to eliminate five teams: men's indoor track, men's outdoor track, men's cross county, and men's and women's tennis. University officials said that the move was necessary to save money.

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