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April 13, 2007

Throughout their textbook affordability campaign, the State Public Interest Research Groups have rallied around the issue of transparency. Along with complaints that publishers unnecessarily release new textbook editions and bump up the price with "bundled" materials is the charge that these companies aren't forthcoming about textbook pricing.

April 12, 2007

Loan scandals are just barely on many students' radar screens -- but say the word "loan," and they care (at least a little bit).

April 12, 2007

Report warns states not to misuse college admissions and placement tests in assessing student learning.

April 12, 2007

As has been expected for weeks, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper on Wednesday dropped all charges against three former Duke University lacrosse players who were accused of assaulting a woman at a party last year. The attorney general's statement said that there was "a tragic rush to accuse and a failure to verify serious allegations" in the case, and that he believed the three students were innocent.

April 12, 2007

An associate professor at UNC-Wilmington, denied promotion, sues his university for alleged bias against his Christian conservative views.

April 12, 2007

As Congress's student loan inquiry expands, Sallie Mae settles with New York attorney general, but is "pleased" with outcome.

April 12, 2007

Salary gains outpace inflation after 2 years of declines, AAUP finds. But survey also notes growing gaps among disciplines.


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