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October 3, 2006

John C. Mather and George F. Smoot were named the winners of 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics this morning for "their discovery of the blackbody form and anistotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation," work that is credited with advancing knowledge about the origin of galaxies and stars, and with supporting the Big Bang theory for the origin of the Universe.

October 2, 2006

Education Department’s inspector general says Nelnet inappropriately “recycled” loans at 9.5% interest rate.

October 2, 2006

Colleges and their employees both paid more for health insurance in the last year.

October 2, 2006

Sierra Nevada may continue as a nonprofit liberal arts college -- through a deal with Michael Milken's education company.

October 2, 2006

Daytona Beach Community College gives its employees a 5 percent average raise after enrollment jump this fall.

October 2, 2006

By requiring student contribution, Oregon aims to expand college grants for low-income students without alienating middle class.

October 2, 2006

The Nobel Prize in Medicine for 2006 will go to Andrew Z. Fire, a professor of pathology and genetics at Stanford University, and Craig C. Mello, a professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in Worcester.

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