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November 20, 2006

It is unlikely to quiet the burgeoning cries of alarm about a perceived crisis in American scientific competitiveness. But a new report from the National Science Foundation offers some evidence both of progress and of continued problems.

November 20, 2006

A fire early Friday morning in the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house at Nebraska Wesleyan University killed a sophomore and left three other students with critical injuries, News Net Nebraska reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation and the university is providing counseling for students. A series of articles over the weekend add to the criticism of the SAT.

November 20, 2006

Lipscomb University, in Nashville, is creating a college of pharmacy, scheduled to admit its first class to enroll in the fall of 2008.The University of California at Irvine is starting a law school, which will enroll its first students in the fall of 2009.

November 20, 2006

Mary Burgan, former general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, is not happy about the trends she sees with regard to faculty rights. Traditional governance models are being replaced with strict hierarchies, and too many faculty members have too little influence in crucial decisions, she writes, in What Ever Happened to the Faculty? Drift and Decision in Higher Education, just published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

November 17, 2006

A new book says foundations and educational institutions don't always see each other in the best light -- but both sides want better cooperation.

November 17, 2006

Milton Friedman, a leading champion of free market economics and a foe of government intervention, died Thursday at the age of 94. He was a leader of the Chicago School of economics, based in the economics department at the University of Chicago, and he won the Nobel for economic science in 1976.

November 17, 2006

When a student in library didn't have ID, police used Taser on him -- and when video of incident turns up online and on TV, campus debate heats up.

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