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June 2, 2006
NSF panel members are stunned to find impact of community colleges in producing math and science graduates.

June 2, 2006
New authenticating device would eliminate need for in-person oversight of students taking exams in distance learning programs.

June 1, 2006
This will come as no surprise to college officials dealing with rising energy costs, but the measure of inflation for expenses for higher education will hit 5 percent for fiscal 2006, the largest increase since 2002. The rate -- known as the Higher Education Price Index -- is calculated by the Commonfund Institute.

June 1, 2006
Study suggests that Internet may have eliminated link between working at an elite university and doing the best research.

June 1, 2006
Ohio U. inquiry finds "rampant" academic misconduct by graduate students -- and holds professors accountable.

June 1, 2006
Harvard alumni preparing for 25th reunion decide alma mater's endowment doesn't need support, but African students do.

June 1, 2006
Directors share perspectives on where their profession is going -- and some worry about the trends.

June 1, 2006
Proposed university would offer students a free, four-year education with service obligations after graduation.

May 31, 2006
When it comes to endowments, most colleges don't tell students and alumni how they spend funds, survey finds.

May 31, 2006
Community colleges urged to rethink how they find professors -- and how they structure search committees.

May 31, 2006
Higher education officials from more than a dozen countries have crafted a set of principles designed to standardize what they call "the global phenomenon of college and university rankings." The "Berlin Principles," as the series of good practices are called, touch on the purposes and goals of such rankings,  the design and weighting of the measures used, collection and processing of data, and presentation.

May 31, 2006
Study finds surprising correlations between certain extracurricular activities and college admissions -- and Bourdieu may have provided explanations.

May 31, 2006
When Congress hurriedly passed a mammoth bill designed (in name, at least) to cut the federal deficit in December, lawmakers intended to raise the interest rate on loans taken out by parents to 8.5 percent from 7.9 percent as of July 1.

May 31, 2006
Supreme Court ruling narrows free speech rights of public employees -- but avoids question about relevance to higher education.

May 31, 2006
When it comes to endowments, most colleges don't tell students and alumni how they spend funds, survey finds.

May 30, 2006
New study shows many students greatly exceed traditional criteria for binge drinking, and urges focus on those most at risk.

May 30, 2006
Union vote proceeds despite intense lobbying from American faculty groups, who see a serious violation of academic freedom.

May 30, 2006
Community colleges find that intense programs make a difference on retention and academic performance -- particularly for minority students.

May 30, 2006
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court decision dismissing a lawsuit in which the former men's basketball coach at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville had accused university administrators of engaging in race discrimination and violating his free speech rights when it fired him in 2002. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit endorsed a judge's finding that Arkansas officials had been justified in dismissing Nolan Richardson Jr.

May 30, 2006
Wireless technology and search engines are just two technologies that might be meteors from which the standard science textbook never recovers.

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