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November 1, 2006

Clifford Geertz, a leading cultural anthropologist whose influence extended to many other disciplines, died Monday from complications following heart surgery. Geertz, 80, was professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, N.J., where his hiring in 1970 started what became the School of Social Science. Geertz's work has been particularly influential on questions of culture, religion (especially Islam), political structures, and village and family life.

November 1, 2006

George Washington U. reaches agreement with student involuntarily removed from campus after seeking counseling.

November 1, 2006

Missouri State U. punished a former student for refusing to sign a class letter supporting a gay cause, complaint alleges.

November 1, 2006

A partisan pollster said that young voters think Democrats can better confront the college affordability crunch.

November 1, 2006

Student's death at Ohio State points to potential problem faced by many colleges with high-rise dormitories.

October 31, 2006

Darrell G. Kirch, the new president of the Association of American Medical Colleges, used his inaugural address Sunday to call for the group's members to push for "the public good." Kirch criticized the erosion of financial aid for medical students -- and also questioned the attitudes of medical school leaders who seek earmarks and special treatment from lawmakers.

October 31, 2006

NCAA panel calls for campus chiefs to help bring fiscal sanity back to big-time college sports. History may not bode well.

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