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November 4, 2005

Anyone in search of a metaphor for the difficult financial and political situation facing American higher education had a slew to choose from at a conference on the business of higher education on Thursday. College officials are standing on a tightrope, said Stanley O. Ikenberry, trying to balance concurrent pressures to increase student access, control tuition and costs, and deal with declining financial support from governments and other traditional sources.

November 4, 2005

Legislation to cut billions in mandatory spending advanced in both chambers.

November 4, 2005

Amid aborted chancellor search, president faces growing criticism of his leadership -- or what some professors call a lack of it.

November 4, 2005

New plan for general education at Harvard would put many of the selections in students' hands.

November 4, 2005

He never slept much.But lately, the Rev. Kevin Wildes, president of Loyola University in New Orleans, has been getting only about three hours a night. "I’m not much of a worrier," he said. “But once I start thinking about things, I can’t just roll over.” And he’s had plenty to think about. He’s been crossing the country -- 16 cities in about 40 days -- meeting with alumni clubs, parents, and displaced students, assuring them that the doors will reopen in late January.

November 4, 2005

Gov. Jim Doyle of Wisconsin on Thursday vetoed legsiation to ban human cloning, saying that the bill was written in a way that would also bar many forms of research involving stem cells.

November 3, 2005

Students' need for remediation is a major driver of institutions' (and families') costs, and a target for policy makers.


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