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January 19, 2007

Rep. Rubén E. Hinojosa (D-Tex.) will head the House of Representatives subcommittee that oversees higher education in the 110th Congress, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) announced Thursday. Miller, chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, said Hinojosa would lead the jazzily renamed Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness (formerly known as the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness).

January 19, 2007

First-year students are talking politics and becoming less moderate in their views, an annual survey finds.

January 18, 2007

The president of Florida Gulf Coast University resigned Wednesday after admitting that he had an affair with a female faculty member. In a statement at an emergency meeting of the public university's Board of Trustees, William C.

January 18, 2007

Lawmakers vote overwhelmingly to cut interest rate in half by 2011, but Republicans and Democrats spar over tactics and history. 

January 18, 2007

An adjunct professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University who resigned Friday in a letter decrying the Graduate School of Design’s gender inequities -- including the landscape architecture department’s utter lack of a female tenure hire in its 106-year existence -- rescinded her resignation after the school’s dean and Harvard’s interim president, Derek C. Bok, convinced her to stay.

January 18, 2007

A seemingly innocuous policy change at the City University of New York has faculty leaders worried that their institution -- which has not been front and center in the battles over David Horowitz's "Academic Bill of Rights" -- may end up giving the conservative activist a victory, at their expense.

January 18, 2007

In dueling op-eds, faculty leaders and president at Oregon debate role of athletics in university's perceived academic deterioration.

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