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January 6, 2006
At meetings of economists and of historians, scholars trade ideas on syllabuses, lecture classes, homework, silent students and more.

January 5, 2006
Public institutions in New Jersey face intense scrutiny from both state and federal governmental officials.

January 5, 2006
Clinical law professors, who often stick their necks out when picking cases, consider how to protect themselves.

January 5, 2006
Experts say timing may be just right for changes MLA panel is putting forth -- particularly the move beyond the monograph.

January 5, 2006
Over the past decade and a half, the number and proportion of college students opting not to reveal their race when asked have shot up, to 5.9 percent of all students in 2001 from 3.2 percent a decade earlier. The increases have raised two major questions: Who are these students, and why are they declining to identify themselves? The answers have implications for college officials and policy makers on a wide range of issues, including affirmative action and student life.

January 5, 2006
The Graduate Management Admission Test, used by business schools for admission to MBA programs, will now use fingerprinting to assure test security. People taking a test will have to provide a fingerprint when they check in and every time they enter a testing room. Digital photographs will also be required.

January 4, 2006
Policy spurred by conflict over sleeping arrangements of gay instructor at U. of St. Thomas is affecting straight employees, too.

January 4, 2006
Some Division III colleges seek to turn back the clock on 2004 rules changes that imposed limits on their sports programs.

January 4, 2006
Tulane’s president holds a meeting, with mixed results, to get engineering students and alumni out of the dark.

January 4, 2006
President Bush is expected to tell dozens of college and university presidents tomorrow of an administration plan to spend hundreds of millions of additional dollars on training in foreign languages deemed critical to the United States. Arabic, other Middle Eastern languages, and Chinese are expected to be a focus -- potentially providing for a significant expansion of study by American students, who are notoriously monolingual.

January 4, 2006
New York State officials announced Tuesday that a $435 million Nanoelectronics Research Institute would be located at the site of another nanotechnology institute at the State University of New York at Albany.

January 3, 2006
The issue of academic freedom was everywhere at this year's Modern Language Association meeting, in Washington. There were panels on "Academic Work and the New McCarthyism" and discussions on teaching issues related to war criticism.At a Friday session, titled "Criticism and Crisis: Twenty-First Century Intellectuals and the Politics of Academic Freedom," the focus was how to build broader support among the general public for academic freedom.

January 3, 2006
Photo spread at U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee infuriates many students. Administration rejects censorship calls, but creates new panel.

January 3, 2006
Survey finds serious slippage in student levels of academic engagement in third year.

January 3, 2006
Lake Superior State U. once again tries to banish overused and abused words.

January 3, 2006
Officials at the City Colleges of Chicago are trying to figure out why enrollment has dropped -- in some cases as much as 16 percent -- at their campuses, The Chicago Tribune reported (free registration required). While many community colleges nationally are reporting an end to major enrollment increases, most are stable or are seeing small decreases (of 1 or 2 percent), not the sort of declines being reported in Chicago.

January 3, 2006
Boycott movements on college campuses tend to take hold (or fade away) based on whether a critical mass of well known institutions participate. So critics of Coca-Cola have much to celebrate as 2006 begins. They say that 23 colleges worldwide have now banned Coke products from their campuses. And they have now hit a total of 10 in the United States, including bans approved in December by two large institutions -- New York University and the University of Michigan.

December 30, 2005
MLA delegates take stands against Academic Bill of Rights but moderate their views a bit for public consumption.

December 30, 2005
MLA panel outlines plan to end monograph "fetishization," create agreements between departments and new hires, and rethink evaluation process.

December 30, 2005
College officials express concern about information apparently gathered about campus protests against the military.

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