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January 11, 2007

The University of Michigan is resuming its admissions process -- without consideration of race or ethnicity. The university placed admissions on hold after a federal appeals court ordered it to immediately stop considering race and ethnicity -- as required by Proposal 2, adopted by Michigan voters in November. While considering legal options, the university put admissions on hold.

January 10, 2007

A true shortlist has started to emerge for Harvard University's presidency, The Boston Globe reported. Among those under consideration are three Harvard insiders: Steven E. Hyman, the provost; Elena Kagan, dean of the law school; and Drew Gilpin Faust, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Another contender is Thomas R. Cech, president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

January 10, 2007

U. of Kansas says statewide admissions standards hurt retention, but formulas seen as assuring access in line with open admissions legacy.

January 10, 2007

Jeanne Bryce, dean of instruction at Eastern Arizona College, has been promoted to provost at the institution.Howard E. Horton, president of Bay State College, in Massachusetts, has been chosen as president of New England College of Finance.Steven W.

January 10, 2007

Congressional Democrats plan additional cuts to lender subsidies to pay for proposed reduction in student loan interest rate.

January 10, 2007

Bush institute at SMU would report to Bush foundation, not the university. Does that protect academic interests, or endanger them?

January 10, 2007

U. of Illinois Native Americans find themselves targets of online threats and racist statements.


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