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December 8, 2005

The fund headed by the first President Bush and President Clinton to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina included among its first set of grants Wednesday $30 million for 34 colleges damaged by the storm. Institutions will use the money for repairs, student support or faculty benefits."Universities and colleges are the cornerstones of communities across the region.

December 7, 2005

Professor fired by U. of South Florida found not guilty on some charges, renewing debate over his dismissal and academic freedom.

December 7, 2005

Leaders of top research institutions declare that "barriers still exist to the full participation of women."

December 7, 2005

Two physicists ushered in quantum optics, but one got the prize -- leading some to protest.

December 7, 2005

Police investigate roadside assault on professor who planned course critical of intelligent design.

December 7, 2005

Justices seem inclined to uphold law that bars federal funds to campuses that restrict military recruiters.

December 7, 2005

Four associations have released a guide for colleges to use in reviewing whether their copyright policies reflect recent legal and technological developments. The guide notes that colleges and their faculty members are major producers of copyrighted material, and that professors and students also are big users of such material -- sometimes in ways that create legal difficulties.


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