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February 8, 2006
At open hearing, students plead for more aid and campus officials urge panel to think big.

February 8, 2006
Caroline Hoxby, an economist at Harvard, answers the call for higher standards in education research.

February 8, 2006
Tenured Northwestern professor enrages many by backing claims of Iran's president.

February 7, 2006
President’s R&D budget boosts NSF and energy research, but NIH and other agencies tread water.

February 7, 2006
Administration again goes after programs preparing low-income students for college -- leaving educators puzzled and angry.

February 7, 2006
Bush budget would keep most student aid and other college programs at 2006 levels – except for those it would kill.

February 7, 2006
Blackboard announced Monday that the Justice Department has cleared its plan to merge WebCT into its operations. The merger plans, announced in October, required Justice Department antitrust review because of the dominance the two companies have in the course-management industry. But Blackboard and WebCT officials had earlier predicted that approval would take place.

February 7, 2006
Admissions officers, wary of those who pay for help on applications, consider new strategies.

February 6, 2006
West Virginia Wesleyan -- to distress of some professors -- deals with enrollment drops by cutting physics and math majors.

February 6, 2006
2 years after supposed breakthrough, concerns mount at U. of Alabama over racial segregation at sororities and fraternities.

February 6, 2006
Black graduate students charge that they are recruited -- and then discouraged from going for doctorates.

February 6, 2006
The meetings of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education tend to make one's head hurt.That's not a commentary on the quality of the ideas expressed (which, as for any committee of its type, run the gamut) but of their volume. With 20 commissioners and panel after panel of guest speakers offering their own views and recommendations and pet concerns, it sometimes seems as if the commission could spread itself too thin, or collapse under its own weight, by taking on too many issues in a scattershot way.

February 6, 2006
Chowan College has announced that it will drop its use of "Braves" as a team name, going along with a push by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to end -- in most cases -- the use of Indian team names and mascots. Chowan, a Baptist college in North Carolina, has maintained that its use of the name was part of the institution's links to Native American tribes, including one that shares the college name.

February 3, 2006
Cruise line enters the seaborne higher education ocean -- with focus on international students.

February 3, 2006
Better access for needy students and more "transparency" about colleges' performance top federal commission's early goals.

February 3, 2006
Rep. John Boehner of Ohio was elected Thursday as majority leader of the House of Representatives, which means he will leave the chairmanship of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

February 3, 2006
Thai government, angry over critical biography of monarch, blocks access to publisher's Web site.

February 3, 2006
UT-Austin graduates more Hispanic students in mathematics than any other college -- and not just because they're in Texas.

February 3, 2006
Amid signs students are paying more attention to culture when picking a college, institutions respond with ambitious plans.

February 2, 2006
AAUP condemns boycotts -- and faces criticism for invitations to backers of sanctions against Israeli universities.

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