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February 19, 2007

Scientists should tithe 10 percent of their time "to working to increase the benefits of science and technology for the human condition and to decrease the liabilities," said John P. Holdren in his presidential address Thursday night at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in San Francisco.

February 16, 2007

Leading senator poised to introduce legislation requiring banks to compete on price for right to offer federal student loans.

February 16, 2007

Middlebury's ex-president wins backing for campaign to show unintended impact of -- and alternatives to -- drinking age of 21.

February 16, 2007

Fisk's settlement on sale of two valuable paintings reflects a trend in which institutions sell art to pay for other priorities.

February 16, 2007

Dozens of presidents have now signed the "American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment" pledging their institutions to take various steps to reach "climate neutrality" while also agreeing to meet certain targets for environmental responsibility on their campuses. The University of New Hampshire became the latest to join, doing so on Thursday.

February 16, 2007

When Democrats won control of Congress in November, the change promised the return to power of some familiar names to many college leaders, including Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the once and current chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Rep. George Miller of California, who has been a visible and vocal presence as the top Democrat on the House of Representatives higher education subcommittee throughout this decade and now heads the full Education and Labor Committee.

February 15, 2007

Settlement forces 27 university programs for prospective journalism students to open admission to white applicants.

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