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April 5, 2006

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a supplemental 2006 spending bill Tuesday that would provide $30 million in aid for colleges in Louisiana and Mississippi that "sustained damage or incurred recovery or response costs from the hurricanes which ravaged the Gulf Coast." The money, which would be provided through the U.S. Education Department's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, was added to the bill by Sens. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.).

April 5, 2006

The new cohort of scholars is not just younger and more diverse -- new research suggests a values gap colleges need to address.

April 5, 2006

Sabbaticals are common in higher education -- for professors. Should more college chief executives take them?

April 4, 2006

UAW and grad student leaders vow to press on, but NYU isn't wavering, many TA's are back at work and undergraduate support has lessened.

April 4, 2006

Foundation will use "community engagement" for the first time in a new, voluntary approach to college groupings.

April 4, 2006

Western Oregon University and faculty members reached agreement on a contract, apparently averting a strike set for Wednesday, the Associated Press reported. A news release from the university said the new deal "provides step increases and cost-of-living increases the faculty were hoping for, and it restores the salary steps faculty lost during the salary fre

April 4, 2006

Some fret over seeming shift in Education Dept. policy on campus anti-Semitism, but U.S. says status quo holds.

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