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August 18, 2005
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Medical University of Ohio did not violate a student's due process rights when it expelled him after he was convicted on felony drug charges. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit did not think much of the institution's treatment of the student, saying that its "procedural approach was consistent with the bare-minimum requirements of due process, though perhaps less-than-desirable for an institution of higher learning."As U.S.

August 18, 2005
Credit card debt exceeds student loan debt, a new study finds.

August 18, 2005
Association pays $56.5 million to take control of competing tourneys and settle antitrust challenge.

August 18, 2005
Professors at Catholic colleges attacked for their stances on Schiavo case.

August 18, 2005
Candidates angered by a series of controversies fail in bid to become trustees.

August 17, 2005
Average for 2005 is the same as for 2004; Asian and white students show slight gains, black and Latino students show slight declines.

August 17, 2005
University-based research centers offer prospect of more gender equity than academic departments, a study finds.

August 17, 2005
The Pew Charitable Trusts announced Tuesday that it would spend $3.5 million over the next two years to study issues related to student debt and how the student loan system could be improved.A California appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the admissions policies of the California State University System for considering SAT scores, the Associated Press

August 17, 2005
New scrutiny for drug researchers at universities over their ties to investment firms.

August 17, 2005
Court finds Duke U. grad student guilty of trying to illegally transport books but suspends his sentence.

August 16, 2005
If you are a junior professor at Princeton and become a parent, you get an extra year before tenure review -- automatically.

August 16, 2005
Students' costs have risen sharply, but mostly because publishers have sought to improve teaching and learning, GAO report finds. 

August 16, 2005
Murdered U. of Vermont anthropologist was inspirational mentor and influential figure in archaeology.

August 16, 2005
Athabasca University, in Edmonton, Alberta, said Monday that it had become the first Canadian university to become accredited by a regional agency in the United States.

August 16, 2005
Sociologists consider how to cover hot-button topics without losing control or civility.

August 15, 2005
Sociologists offer unexplored issues raised by the Harvard president's comments -- and suggestions on how colleges should change.

August 15, 2005
A University of Vermont anthropology professor, James Petersen, was shot and killed Saturday while being robbed in a small town near the Amazon River in Brazil, the Associated Press reported. Petersen, chair of Vermont's anthropology department, was doing research in a town 1,650 miles northwest of Sao Paulo.Federal authorities raided p

August 15, 2005
For decades, but especially in recent years, social scientists have been frustrated by institutional review boards, campus bodies that must approve studies involving human subjects.The IRB's, as they are called, are best known for their work on informed consent with medical research. But the boards also must approve projects in which sociologists conduct surveys or do interviews -- even though such work doesn't pose any of the dangers of, say, a drug whose side effects could be deadly.

August 15, 2005
Teachers will need to submit course plans for approval if they want their classes to be part of the Advanced Placement program.

August 15, 2005
Google has made relatively few missteps during its phenomenally successful corporate life so far -- and its officials probably wouldn't characterize its announcement Friday that way.

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