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December 29, 2006

Foreign language study in the United States has had many a “Sputnik moment,” as H. Jay Siskin, a French instructor at Cabrillo College, in California, put it -- that is, a moment that reveals an economic or military weakness and has been used as a call to arms to strengthen, among other things, language education.

December 29, 2006

Public institutions feel a pinch as the state of Connecticut tightens regulations governing donations by companies.

December 29, 2006

MLA proposal to change how professors are hired and promoted draws generally strong support -- and some objections on details.

December 29, 2006

The University of Missouri at Columbia has agreed to recognize a Christian fraternity, even though that group violates the university's ban on religious discrimination, the Associated Press reported.

December 28, 2006

The president of Saint Peter's College, the Rev. James N. Loughran, died in an apparent fall at his campus home over the weekend, The Star-Ledger of Newark reported. Father Loughran, who had been president of the Jesuit institution in New Jersey since 1995, had also served as president of Loyola Marymount University, acting president of Brooklyn College, and interim president of Mount Saint Mary’s College during his long career.

December 28, 2006

U.S. study documents continued expansion of American higher education, with most growth in for-profit sector.

December 28, 2006

At last year's annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Elisabeth Ladenson found herself in discussion with a bus dispatcher while waiting for a shuttle. "You all have that look," the dispatcher told Ladenson, an associate professor of French at Columbia University.

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