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May 4, 2006

Student course evaluations are ubiquitous these days, whether they be at a national site like ratemyprofessors.com or sponsored by individual institutions. But Harvard University faculty members are split on whether evaluations should be mandatory.Both the Faculty Council and the Harvard College Curricular Review have recommended requiring course evaluations, but at a Tuesday meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, many professors expressed the need to have a deeper discussion about the utility and drawbacks of evaluations before any decisions are made.

May 4, 2006

First Latino chancellor of community college district resigns after 3 years -- amid disputes over what went wrong.

May 4, 2006

Lacrosse scandal leads Duke to try to change a broader culture of campus drinking. Is that realistic?

May 3, 2006

Education Department defines what students must do to qualify for Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grants.

May 3, 2006

Americans aged 18-24, those of traditional college age, are ignorant of geography, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Geographic Society. The study found that 63 percent could not locate Iraq, despite the prominence of news coverage of the war there. Things aren't much better on the home front: Half of those surveyed couldn't find New York State on a U.S.

May 3, 2006

Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania is starting a new bachelor's program in computer forensics.Ithaca College will introduce a major in health care leadership in the fall.

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