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August 14, 2006

Sierra Nevada's president and vice president quit as innovative college prepares to be absorbed by partner.

August 14, 2006

Kermit L. Hall, president of the State University of New York at Albany, was killed in a swimming accident in South Carolina on Sunday. The Island Packet reported that Hall was pronounced dead at a hospital in Hilton Head after being found 75-100 yards offshore. Hall became president at Albany in February 2005, after serving as president of Utah State University and provost of North Carolina State University.

August 14, 2006

Textbook plan at Camden County College could amount to substantial savings for students.

August 11, 2006

Auburn University on Thursday announced new limits on the number of students whose independent study work can be supervised by a single professor, and announced the removal of two administrators (who retain their tenured faculty slots).  The changes follow a report in The New York Times that large numbers of athletes were taking "directed studies" with the same professor and earning significantly higher grades on that work than in regular courses.

August 11, 2006

A lawsuit that raised the issue at one Kansas college is settled, but the question still persists.

August 11, 2006

All members of U.S. higher ed panel to sign its report -- except for the head of the main association of college presidents.

August 11, 2006

New NSF data show slight uptick in federal share of academic research budgets -- with most funds going to colleges with existing infrastructure.

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