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July 12, 2006

The Senate Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee approved its spending bill for the 2007 fiscal year on Tuesday, which more money for basic science research as requested in President Bush’s American Competitiveness Initiative.The subcommittee endorsed an 8 percent increase over the 2006 fiscal year for the National Science Foundation’s budget, which would bring the agency's total to $6 billion.

July 12, 2006

A powerful New York State senator has issued a subpoena to the College Board for documents that include a study of SAT scoring errors that the board's president, Gaston Caperton, had earlier promised to give lawmakers. College Board officials have said that they were holding back the study because the board has been sued over the SAT scoring errors. But Sen. Kenneth P.

July 12, 2006

Georgia Tech and Bryn Mawr want a robot in every comp sci student's backpack.

July 12, 2006

U.S. investigates professor’s research activities, raising issues of academic freedom, xenophobia and foreign relations.

July 12, 2006

Citing academic freedom, Wisconsin provost upholds hiring of instructor who says the United States masterminded 9/11 attacks.

July 12, 2006

Proportion of female undergraduates creeps ever higher -- but does not necessarily mean men are losing out, study suggests.

July 11, 2006

A new study suggests that race and class have an impact on the advice high school students receive on where to go to college. A Drexel University professor analyzed the responses of more than 1,700 guidance counselors to student profiles with information about academic performance, race, class and other factors. The professor, Frank Linnehan, found that -- irrespective of academic performance -- counselors were more likely to recommend community colleges to middle-class students than to upper-class students.

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