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April 28, 2006
Presidents also approve review of why baseball players are struggling academically.

April 28, 2006
President Shirley Ann Jackson -- a national leader on science -- angers professors and students and barely wins no confidence vote.

April 28, 2006
Like many urban institutions, Columbia needs new facilities for science -- but legacy of 1968 reverberates when facing its Harlem neighbors.

April 28, 2006
Groups representing the recording and movie industries sent 40 universities letters this week demanding that they take additional steps to prevent students from illegally copying music and videos.

April 28, 2006
New president of AAUP is arrested in protest to back TA union -- and seeks to have professors join "personal boycott."

April 28, 2006
Given some of its recent publicity, this might not have been the best time for Duke University to announce that it was altering a highly popular student benefit. But Duke's plan to stop giving students free iPods through its path-setting Duke Digital Initiative and to instead lend them or sell them the devices for a highly subsidized $99 has even struck most students as a logical next step in the maturation of the educational technology program.

April 27, 2006
Student's exhibit had been called off because his paintings criticizing Palestinian terrorists were viewed as offensive.

April 27, 2006
AAUP issues draft policy questioning colleges that discourage visits from controversial political speakers.

April 27, 2006
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, an Iowa Republican who leads the Senate Finance Committee, is expected to call for several American University trustees to quit, and for the board to change its operations, The Washington Post reported.

April 27, 2006
NCAA punishes men's basketball program for former coaches' excessive telephone calls to would-be players.

April 27, 2006
Politicians offer ideas, but campus administrators focus on the tough realities they face.

April 27, 2006
Colleges are behind the curve when it comes to protecting their data from hackers and intrusive bureaucrats, speakers say.

April 26, 2006
Study shows that top business schools favor scholars when hiring deans.

April 26, 2006
3 Harvard economists add historic context -- some of it surprising -- to the issue of dwindling male enrollments.

April 26, 2006
Dean of Baylor Law School apologizes for letting son hold catered dinner at its library during exam period.

April 26, 2006
National Academy of Sciences elects new members; number of female scientists at several-year low.

April 26, 2006
The recent scoring errors on the SAT prompted Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to gather leaders of the testing industry Tuesday to discuss whether they are capable of handling the increased demand for tests, the Associated Press reported. Spellings was particularly concerned because the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind legislation has led many states and school districts to increase the use of various tests.

April 26, 2006
Officials want to upgrade "2+2" vocational programs to  more sophisticated collaborations between secondary and postsecondary ed.

April 25, 2006
Audit finds that dozens of top administrators received benefits awarded without needed okay by regents.

April 25, 2006
Independent review offers upbeat assessment of U. of Colorado's practices and says public misunderstands tenure's value.

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