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January 24, 2006

It is supposed to be a boon for colleges and students, the one major provision in federal legislation to reduce the budget deficit that makes it easier for higher education to swallow the unpalatable parts of the bill that cut benefits to students. After all, the proposed program would provide $3.75 billion in grant aid for students, a rare injection of new federal funds into higher education at a time of fiscal austerity and budget slashing.

January 23, 2006

David Skorton says he hopes to emphasize undergraduate education and uniting university's campuses and programs.

January 23, 2006

Alumni leaders and other seek ouster of president -- and question his role in fund raising and in layoffs.

January 23, 2006

Citing scandals, state regents forbid new programs pending a review of regulations and rules.

January 23, 2006

Tiny Shimer College plans to pick up and move to the Chicago campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

January 23, 2006

Endowments saw average return of 9.3 percent in fiscal 2005 -- with greatest gains going to institutions that were already wealthy.

January 23, 2006

Princeton University on Saturday announced a gift of $101 million to support the arts. Peter B. Lewis, a Princeton trustee and a major arts philanthropist, is making the donation. Also Saturday, Princeton released a report on how the university can enhance the arts with the gift and through other efforts.

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