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June 15, 2006

The board of the College of New Jersey has authorized the institution to impose a one-week furlough in January because of budget cuts -- and the faculty union is threatening to go to court to block the idea, The Trenton Times reported.Members of the American Medical Association voted Tuesday to call on colleges to improve the access students have to mental health treatment -- both by expa

June 14, 2006

In-depth evaluation of president's performance seemed like a good idea, but now many say the report has been squelched.

June 14, 2006

Child care in Boston isn’t exactly cheap, and child care at Harvard University isn’t exactly ideal.In a survey last fall of 244 faculty members, child care was ranked as the “least effective” policy or practice at Harvard. As part of a push to make Harvard more family friendly and more appealing to female faculty members, Harvard announced Tuesday that it will expand its child care offerings and strengthen parental leave policies.

June 14, 2006

Congressional measure would provide partial exemption from 2005 crackdown on college students in subsidized housing.

June 14, 2006

Appropriations Committee adopts $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award; flat funding for biomedical research is intact.

June 14, 2006

Lloyd Thacker's reform movement -- previously viewed as too idealistic -- gains support from presidents and foundations. It just might have legs.

June 14, 2006

Another committee at the University of Colorado at Boulder has found that Ward Churchill committed "serious, repeated and research misconduct." The latest panel to make this finding is the Standing Committee on Research Misconduct. A special committee examined a range of allegations against Churchill and its findings were released last month.


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