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July 28, 2006

The Boston Globe is today publishing the e-mail exchanges between a star neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the rising star in the field some scientists say he discouraged from accepting a job offer. The Globe earlier reported on demands by some scientists that MIT investigate the role played by Susumu Tonegawa in leading Alla Karpova to turn down MIT's offer, but Tonegawa has denied doing anything wrong.

July 27, 2006

New Mexico Highlands University has agreed to pay $170,000 to Gregg Turner, who was fired shortly after being denied tenure in the math department, and to expunge the tenure denial from his record, The New Mexican reported. Turner is among several faculty members who say that they were treated unfairly, in part because of a push by a university president who recently agreed to quit, to hire more Latino faculty members.

July 27, 2006

With academic advising programs scattered and often inconsistent, colleges develop common mission statements and training.

July 27, 2006

Earlham professor was home visiting his family in Beirut. Because he's not a U.S. citizen, he's not sure he can return to his job.

July 27, 2006

Minnesota State Community and Technical College is starting an associate degree in biological sciences.

July 27, 2006

The game begins every February. The president unveils a budget plan that recommends killing a certain number of federal programs. Advocates for the programs raise bloody hell, promoting the programs' strengths and challenging the administration's arguments about the perceived weaknesses. And in almost every case, Congress backs the programs and gives them money to operate another year. Then the cycle starts anew the following February.

July 27, 2006

Johns Hopkins program, seen as pathbreaker for global graduate education, to close -- amid acrimony from former partners.

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