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June 30, 2006

The House passed funding for the American Competitiveness Initiative; now on to the Senate.

June 30, 2006

How a small college fell deeply into debt -- and why a successful academic leader came out of retirement to try to save it.

June 30, 2006

Philip Pergola arrived on the Massasoit Community College campus as a bright-eyed 22-year-old, eager to teach business and constitutional law. July 1 would have marked the tenured professor’s 39th year at the college.To date, hundreds of students have taken his courses and many faculty members have formed strong relationships with the likable professor. In August 2002, Charles Wall, president of the college, asked him to become the chief financial officer of the institution, to help untangle a few financial messes. He gladly accepted, hoping to strengthen the college he loves. 

June 29, 2006

Radio programs and community discussions take aim at would-be students from underrepresented Asian groups.

June 29, 2006

The Bush administration today published interim rules in the Federal Register that are expected to encourage states to limit the number of welfare recipients in college programs, in some cases below current levels.

June 29, 2006

University officials question Oracle chief's decision to abandon $115 million pledge and blame on Summers's departure.

June 29, 2006

The message was simple: The campus culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill limits access to community college students.The messenger might have taken some by surprise: It was Steve Farmer, UNC’s own assistant provost and director of undergraduate admissions. Farmer addressed a group gathered Wednesday for the opener of a two-day meeting entitled “A Fresh Look at Equity at Selective Colleges and Universities: Expanding Access for Low-Income Community College Transfers.”

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