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November 1, 2006

Clifford Geertz, a leading cultural anthropologist whose influence extended to many other disciplines, died Monday from complications following heart surgery. Geertz, 80, was professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, N.J., where his hiring in 1970 started what became the School of Social Science. Geertz's work has been particularly influential on questions of culture, religion (especially Islam), political structures, and village and family life.

November 1, 2006

Post-9/11 decline finally appears to be reversed, due in large part to big increases from China and India.

November 1, 2006

George Washington U. reaches agreement with student involuntarily removed from campus after seeking counseling.

November 1, 2006

Missouri State U. punished a former student for refusing to sign a class letter supporting a gay cause, complaint alleges.

November 1, 2006

A partisan pollster said that young voters think Democrats can better confront the college affordability crunch.

November 1, 2006

Student's death at Ohio State points to potential problem faced by many colleges with high-rise dormitories.

October 31, 2006

Deborah L. Rhode has joined the campaign against the role of status in defining what matters in higher education. Her new book, In Pursuit of Knowledge: Scholars, Status, and Academic Culture (Stanford University Press) questions why excellence is defined as it is today, and explores the impact that prestige has on the choices made by academics and scholars. Rhode, a professor of law and director of the Center on Ethics at Stanford University, responded to questions about the themes of her book.


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