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December 12, 2005
Southern University's board approved a plan Friday to make radical cuts in programs offered in New Orleans, eliminating many academic programs, The Baton Rouge Advocate reported. In place of the eliminated programs, the university's Katrina-damaged New Orleans campus will focus on community develoment.

December 9, 2005
Federal higher ed panel emphasizes colleges' high prices and urges greater accountability.

December 9, 2005
University says his decision is not related to EEOC finding or lawsuits.

December 9, 2005
University announces layoffs -- including 65 tenured faculty members -- and eliminates engineering programs and halves athletic teams.

December 9, 2005
At New Mexico State, a growing conflict between Latino students and Republicans -- and charges of a cover-up.

December 9, 2005
Fisk University has announced plans to sell two paintings -- one by Georgia O'Keefe and one by Marsden Hartley -- to raise money for a science building and other projects, Nashville City Paper reported.

December 8, 2005
Low income, high performing students are plentiful enough that selective colleges should be able to admit more of them, study finds.

December 8, 2005
A judge dismisses lawsuit by alumni seeking to reverse sale of their house to the university.

December 8, 2005
U.S. can seize benefits when borrower has been delinquent for a decade, Supreme Court rules.

December 8, 2005
The fund headed by the first President Bush and President Clinton to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina included among its first set of grants Wednesday $30 million for 34 colleges damaged by the storm. Institutions will use the money for repairs, student support or faculty benefits."Universities and colleges are the cornerstones of communities across the region.

December 8, 2005
Many experts think the '80s fights over curriculum were nothing compared to today's battles over Iraq, patriotism, God and evolution.

December 8, 2005
Bellarmine University is divided over what to do about a student who wears a Nazi-related armband.

December 7, 2005
Professor fired by U. of South Florida found not guilty on some charges, renewing debate over his dismissal and academic freedom.

December 7, 2005
Leaders of top research institutions declare that "barriers still exist to the full participation of women."

December 7, 2005
Two physicists ushered in quantum optics, but one got the prize -- leading some to protest.

December 7, 2005
Police investigate roadside assault on professor who planned course critical of intelligent design.

December 7, 2005
Justices seem inclined to uphold law that bars federal funds to campuses that restrict military recruiters.

December 7, 2005
Four associations have released a guide for colleges to use in reviewing whether their copyright policies reflect recent legal and technological developments. The guide notes that colleges and their faculty members are major producers of copyrighted material, and that professors and students also are big users of such material -- sometimes in ways that create legal difficulties.

December 6, 2005
The Lumina Foundation for Education on Monday announced a $3 million grant to help students at colleges that were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Of the funds, $2 million will go to students who attended community or technical colleges in Louisiana or Mississippi. An estimated $14.5 million that the University of Notre Dame will earn for its Fiesta Bowl appearance will go to three academic projects.

December 6, 2005
OECD and Unesco propose new safeguards against the export of low-quality higher education.

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