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January 26, 2007

Experts tell Senate panel that funding for foreign language study must grow and that emphasis on K-12 testing limits curricular innovation.

January 26, 2007

Jean Cobbs, with backing from academic groups, said Virginia State revoked her tenure for her defense of colleagues and her politics.

January 26, 2007

Middlebury's history professors, as a department, tell students they can't cite the popular (and not always accurate) Web encyclopedia.

January 26, 2007

As environmental push grows, more colleges are adopting specific, ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

January 26, 2007

Black students and many others at Tarleton State University, in Texas, are furious about a party organized by some white students on Martin Luther King Day, which they marked with black stereotypes. Photographs of the party were posted online on students' Web pages, and they show students eating fried chicken, posing as gang members, and drinking. One woman appears as Aunt Jemima.

January 25, 2007

U. of Texas at El Paso's unique M.F.A. program expands into the online sector.

January 25, 2007

A faculty panel at Harvard University on Wednesday called for new efforts to improve the quality of teaching. Most of the recommendations -- greater support for pedagogical innovations, linking teaching quality to salary reviews and career advancement -- are hardly revolutionary in the context of higher education as a whole, but represent a new emphasis for Harvard, where research has dominated faculty appointments and advancement.

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