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February 28, 2006
When some student senators at U. of Washington objected to an honor for a World War II hero, the conflict quickly escalated.

February 28, 2006
Monsanto agrees to pay $100 million up front and at least $5 million a year in royalties to end dispute over cow growth hormone.

February 28, 2006
The state budget picture has been looking better lately, much to the relief of public college officials. Fewer states are pondering big budget cuts or tuition increases -- and more governors and legislators are able to sign off on salary increases, program expansions and building plans.Don't get used to it.

February 28, 2006
More colleges add math requirements and add math content to non-mathematics courses.

February 28, 2006
Technology spending by colleges and universities is expected to increase by 35 percent, to $6.9 billion, in 2006, according to a report by Market Data Retrieval. The report found increases in all sectors of higher education. Hardware purchases represent about half of all spending.Bob Costas slammed Harvard University during the NBC broadcast of the closing of the Olympic games for rejecting Joey Cheek, whose decision to donate medal bonus money to charity inspired numerous donations from others.

February 27, 2006
Foundation unveils different approach to grouping colleges -- but don't look for who is No. 1.

February 27, 2006
Google’s quest to “organize the world’s information” is supposed to make life easier.  But the issues surrounding the company’s book search program have complicated many academics' views of copyright, because they involve many nuances surrounding security, infrastructure and compensation.

February 27, 2006
At Radford U., cartoon called "Christ on Campus" sets off debate on free speech and responsibility.

February 27, 2006
U. of Delaware students are angry that white-power leader is a Ph.D. student in physics who was an instructor last semester.

February 27, 2006
A Maryland appeals court ruled last week that the University of Maryland's rules for determining whether students were entitled to in-state tuition rates were being applied in violation of protections of fairness and ordered changes in those rules. The ruling did not reject the idea of differential tuition rates, just the system for applying them. The suit that led to the ruling was filed by four professional school students at the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

February 24, 2006
Harvard’s increased aid and outreach to low-income students has played key role in increasing their enrollment, report says.

February 24, 2006
Colleges and universities urged to help American schools teach science and math.

February 24, 2006
Tom Wolfe, whose last novel explored sexual politics among college students, was named Thursday by the National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver this year's Jefferson Lecture. Being selected for the talk is considered a top honor by the federal government for intellectual achievement. Wolfe's campus-based novel, I Am Charlotte Simmons, was published in 2004.

February 24, 2006
From Amherst to Pomona, liberal arts colleges are increasing enrollments -- and trying to keep a small college environment.

February 24, 2006
Many doubt evolution, but embrace some not so intelligently designed theories, like haunted houses.

February 24, 2006
Treatment of prominent Indian scientist in visa process seen as damaging U.S. progress in attracting foreign researchers.

February 23, 2006
Antitrust lawsuit accuses NCAA of illegally restricting value of sports scholarships.

February 23, 2006
States have made some progress on aligning standards and requirements, but have far to go, report says.

February 23, 2006
The European Union on Wednesday released more details of its plans to create a European Institute of Technology -- an international institution designed to rival American universities.Thousands of applicants to the law school at the University of California at Berkeley received an e-mail implying that they had been admitted, and a second e-mail telling them to disregard the first,

February 23, 2006
We asked some observers of the higher ed scene for out-of-the-box suggestions about the next president -- and invite your thoughts too.

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