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March 19, 2007

A week after Ohio University announced that Thelma Wills Foote would become the next chair of African-American studies, with the rank of full professor, the university announced that she wouldn't be coming to the university after all.The second announcement followed an investigation into her publication record and the university's conclusion that she claimed to have co-written a book in which her publicly noted contribution consists of only five paragraphs.

March 19, 2007

Texas State agrees to reimburse student with cerebral palsy who only had access to a higher-cost dorm room.

March 16, 2007

U. of North Carolina may adopt systemwide rules limiting faculty options. Students like the idea, but some professors don't.

March 16, 2007

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco on Thursday proposed pouring more than $200 million in new funds into the state's public higher education system in 2008, part of what she called "the single largest increased investment in education in Louisiana's recent history."

March 16, 2007

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill barring no-bid contracts after attaching an amendment that would block federal funds from going to colleges that bar military recruiters. Following a series of court rulings, almost all colleges already allow military recruiters, so the move is almost entirely symbolic.

March 16, 2007

Hamilton announces it will end all "merit" awards -- as other colleges shift in that direction.

March 16, 2007

New York State's attorney general said Thursday that his review of banks and other providers of student loans has uncovered "deceptive practices" -- and warned that it could result in charges of illegal activity under New York law.

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