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November 6, 2006

In the early 1990s, the then-presidents of Oberlin College and Stanford University floated the idea that the standard time for an undergraduate degree might be better at three years instead of four. The idea went nowhere -- at least in the United States.

November 6, 2006

The National Education Loan Network, known as Nelnet, and its executives top the list of contributors to the National Republican Congressional Committee, according to an analysis in the blog of the New America Foundation.

November 6, 2006

Amy Gutmann's Halloween party picture with a student dressed as a suicide bomber causes a stir.

November 6, 2006

California ruling that state's broad definition of disabilities applies could provide more help to test takers with disabilities.

November 3, 2006

A faculty panel has found plenty of blame to go around in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's failed attempt to hire Alla Karpova -- considered one of the finest young talents in neuroscience. Karpova turned down an MIT job offer and in July, some documents related to the search were leaked to The Boston Globe indicating that Susumu Tonegawa, a neuroscientist at MIT and a Nobel laureate, has discouraged her from accepting the position.

November 3, 2006

Trustee nominating processes rarely receive much attention. But at Dartmouth College, graduates have voted down a proposed new constitution for its alumni association that would have, among other things, changed the timing for when petition candidates would make their intentions known.Many viewed the proposed changes as designed to make it more difficult for candidates who questioned the board's decisions to win election.

November 3, 2006

The charm may have gone out of smoking, but a survey released Thursday suggests that students in Minnesota remain a hard drinking crowd. The study’s author said the results show that tobacco reduction programs can be effective, but that campus health officials have to think up creative solutions to lessen binge drinking.

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