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January 27, 2006

Gov. Matt Blunt of Missouri has proposed converting the state's student-loan agency into a public-private partnership. Blunt, a Republican, says that by selling the agency, with certain restrictions, the impact on student borrowers could be minimal and the state could gain hundreds of millions of dollars, which would then be spent on college facilities and scholarships.

January 27, 2006

Scholars issue draft "declaration" calling for expanded role of religion in curriculum and student life -- at religious and secular colleges.

January 27, 2006

Ohio State and UT-Austin -- 2 of the largest universities in U.S. -- may revamp requirements with theme-based sequences.

January 26, 2006

Senators introduce plan to spend $9 billion to improve competitiveness.

January 26, 2006

Like many industries, Richard Lapchick argues, college sports subscribes to the "old boys' network" approach to employment -- the idea that the people doing the hiring are typically drawn to those with whom they are comfortable, which often means people who look like them.

January 26, 2006

Incoming president at Mercer U. says religious institutions can embrace academic freedom and still keep their values.

January 26, 2006

The American Association of University Professors, the American Academy of Religion and the PEN American Center on Wednesday sued the federal government over orders denying a visa to Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss national who is a noted scholar of the Muslim world who has been unable to accept invitations to teach and attend conferences in the United States. The academic groups say that there are no valid reasons to deny Ramadan a visa and note that he is not associated with any terrorist groups.

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