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January 3, 2006

The issue of academic freedom was everywhere at this year's Modern Language Association meeting, in Washington. There were panels on "Academic Work and the New McCarthyism" and discussions on teaching issues related to war criticism.At a Friday session, titled "Criticism and Crisis: Twenty-First Century Intellectuals and the Politics of Academic Freedom," the focus was how to build broader support among the general public for academic freedom.

January 3, 2006

Officials at the City Colleges of Chicago are trying to figure out why enrollment has dropped -- in some cases as much as 16 percent -- at their campuses, The Chicago Tribune reported (free registration required). While many community colleges nationally are reporting an end to major enrollment increases, most are stable or are seeing small decreases (of 1 or 2 percent), not the sort of declines being reported in Chicago.

January 3, 2006

Photo spread at U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee infuriates many students. Administration rejects censorship calls, but creates new panel.

January 3, 2006

Survey finds serious slippage in student levels of academic engagement in third year.

January 3, 2006

Lake Superior State U. once again tries to banish overused and abused words.

January 3, 2006

Boycott movements on college campuses tend to take hold (or fade away) based on whether a critical mass of well known institutions participate. So critics of Coca-Cola have much to celebrate as 2006 begins. They say that 23 colleges worldwide have now banned Coke products from their campuses. And they have now hit a total of 10 in the United States, including bans approved in December by two large institutions -- New York University and the University of Michigan.

December 30, 2005

College officials express concern about information apparently gathered about campus protests against the military.


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