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October 12, 2006

With neither side budging over choice of president, students block access to campus and professors call for her to step aside.

October 12, 2006

Orhan Pamuk, a Turkish writer, this morning was named winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy said that Pamuk, who was born and lives in Istanbul, was honored for his "quest for the melancholic soul of his native city" and work in which he has "discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures." Pamuk is known for his novels and also for his stands on human rights -- with comments he made about the Armenian genocide leading to his prosecution b

October 12, 2006

In last 2 weeks, 4 universities announced campaigns to raise at least $3 billion each. Those institutions will gain. Will higher education?

October 12, 2006

The phrase "graduate student life" has traditionally been something of an oxymoron in higher education. Doctoral students train diligently, often siloed in their academic departments, spend most of their non-classroom hours either teaching or studying solo in the library, and typically live in off-campus apartments. While many institutions have improved how they pay and prepare graduate students in recent years, fewer have paid significant attention to their lives as people, too.

October 11, 2006

The former Washington University faculty member made his mark in the sciences, as a dinosaur expert.

October 11, 2006

Tiny College of the Atlantic has resolved that none of its activities will add to world’s greenhouse gas problem.

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