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December 28, 2006

The president of Saint Peter's College, the Rev. James N. Loughran, died in an apparent fall at his campus home over the weekend, The Star-Ledger of Newark reported. Father Loughran, who had been president of the Jesuit institution in New Jersey since 1995, had also served as president of Loyola Marymount University, acting president of Brooklyn College, and interim president of Mount Saint Mary’s College during his long career.

December 28, 2006

U.S. study documents continued expansion of American higher education, with most growth in for-profit sector.

December 28, 2006

At last year's annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Elisabeth Ladenson found herself in discussion with a bus dispatcher while waiting for a shuttle. "You all have that look," the dispatcher told Ladenson, an associate professor of French at Columbia University.

December 28, 2006

English and language professors consider how who they are affects their jobs -- and who gets hired for which positions.

December 28, 2006

National Science Board committee grapples with solutions for improving education and teaching in STEM fields.

December 28, 2006

A new student-run group offers help to students starting campaigns for "gender neutral" housing on campuses nationwide.

December 27, 2006

A professor who was denied tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has vowed to start a hunger strike on February 5 outside the provost's office."I will either see the provost resign and my hard-earned tenure granted at MIT, or I will die defiantly right outside his office," James L. Sherley, who teaches biological engineering, wrote in a letter to colleagues that he provided to Inside Higher Ed. While not commenting directly on Sherley's claims, MIT issued a statement that he has been treated fairly.

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