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May 24, 2006

State regents raise standards for commercial institutions, but seek alternative to 'tax' on the colleges to fund enforcement.

May 24, 2006

New online university promises to send great education from U.S. to developing nations, but critics fear it's a new diploma mill.

May 24, 2006

Speaker at St. Thomas calls use of the pill "selfish," prompting some shocked students to walk out on their own graduation.

May 24, 2006

Eight years after a mentally ill man beat a fellow student to death in a dimly lit stairwell on the Knox College campus, an Illinois jury has found the college negligent and ordered it to pay $1.05 million to the family of the murdered student. In March 1988, Clyde A. Best, then a student at Knox, a private liberal-arts institution in Galesburg, Ill., beat Andrea Racibozynski, a 19-year-old freshman, to death with a brick in a glass-enclosed stairwell. Best was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 1999 after pleading guilty but mentally ill.

May 23, 2006

Richard K. Vedder has a lot to say about higher education, and he hasn't exactly had a problem getting heard: He writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal, has published a book about college costs and prices, and has testified before Congress on several occasions.

May 23, 2006

Sagging enrollment prompts changes in the college's co-op curriculum to emphasize group learning and speed up graduation.

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