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September 27, 2006

College leaders generally like what they hear in Spellings speech -- and not just because it is short on detailed proposals.

September 27, 2006

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York is starting a new MFA in performance and interactive media arts. Advanced certificate programs will also be offered.DePaul University is starting a new master of arts program in women's and gender studies.Johns Hopkins University is starting an interdisciplinary minor for undergraduates in museums and society.

September 27, 2006

Following article about pot use by wife and spending on his home, Vanderbilt chancellor gets strong support from professors and students.

September 26, 2006

Computer science -- like many dot.com businesses of a few years back -- has experienced a boom and bust in the last decade. First colleges couldn't expand programs fast enough to meet demand, but more recently students have been fleeing. The number of students taking Advanced Placement tests in computer science fell by 19 percent in the last three years -- even as other AP science programs were growing.

September 26, 2006

Female professors are less likely than men to feel they know what is expected of them to earn tenure, study finds.

September 26, 2006

Secretary favors student database and grants to colleges that measure learning, but calls discussion of Pell expansion premature.

September 26, 2006

The U.S. State Department has again denied a visa to Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss scholar teaching at the University of Oxford, who has been invited to speak and teach in the United States. In June, a federal judge ordered the government to either grant a visa or provide an explanation of why it would not do so. The visa was denied on the basis of donations Ramadan made to charitable groups in France that the State Department says support terrorism through Hamas.

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