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October 9, 2006

Hundreds of students take over main academic building as protests over selection of new president continue. 

October 9, 2006

Edmund S. Phelps of Columbia University was this morning named the winner of the 2006 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. Phelps was honored for his work on the relationship between short-term and long-term economic policy. According to the Nobel announcement, work by Phelps has changed understanding of the relationship between unemployment rates and inflation rates, and on the desirable rate of capital formation.

October 9, 2006

Believers outnumber atheists and agnostics, survey finds, and many professors regularly attend religious services.

October 9, 2006

Publishers and course management systems, often competitors, coalesce around common format for sharing digital material.

October 6, 2006

Myles Brand and company have a homework assignment to complete. Call it what you want -- a term paper, a final exam, a thesis defense. It's due October 30 at a Congressional office building.

October 6, 2006

Mount Holyoke stopped requiring the test, and finds very little difference between those who submit scores and those who don't.

October 6, 2006

Instructors at Vermont's 2-year college -- adjuncts all -- break with trend in rejecting collective bargaining by 2 to 1 margin.

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