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November 2, 2006

A symposium on student success kicked off Wednesday with a sobering message from the keynote speaker: “It’s clear that students in our universities are making progress, but only modest progress, ” said Derek C. Bok, interim president at Harvard University and the author of six books on higher education.“Our current practices are out of step with our values as faculty members,” Bok said. “We want to provide the best undergraduate educational experience possible and that is not what is happening.”

November 2, 2006

Some visiting scholars from abroad will be able to obtain visas to work in the United States for as many as five years, up from the current limit of three years, according to new State Department rules that take effect Saturday, the department said in Wednesday's Federal Register.

November 2, 2006

In final rules for new grant aid, requests for modifications are repeatedly met with the phrase "Changes: None"

November 2, 2006

The site that students love and faculty members hate now wants the former to send in photographs of the latter.

November 2, 2006

Towson University, facing a gender gap, starts admissions program for those with high SAT scores and lower grades.

November 2, 2006

Poll shows 18- to 24-year-olds are unhappy with the country’s direction and are vowing to vote in record numbers.

November 1, 2006

Clifford Geertz, a leading cultural anthropologist whose influence extended to many other disciplines, died Monday from complications following heart surgery. Geertz, 80, was professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, N.J., where his hiring in 1970 started what became the School of Social Science. Geertz's work has been particularly influential on questions of culture, religion (especially Islam), political structures, and village and family life.


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