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October 28, 2005
Nobody wants to be the next American University. After weeks with its now ex-president, Benjamin Ladner, under a barrage of fire for his lavish spending habits and benefits package, universities are making sure that they don’t face similar vulnerabilities.Given all the publicity in Washington over American, it’s not surprising that George Washington University is among those institutions, creating a new position to monitor executive compensation and conducting an in-depth audit.

October 28, 2005
The National Collegiate Athletic Association plans to provide up to $7 million a year to member colleges whose athletes perform well in the classroom and another $3 million annually to help institutions improve the academic success of their athletes, association officials said Thursday.

October 28, 2005
In lean year for colleges, measure would sustain key programs but provide few increases beyond biomedical research.

October 28, 2005
Study of the country and its language is booming at U.S. colleges -- and changes in high schools may swell enrollments further.

October 28, 2005
Does a monument to the civil rights struggle at Ole Miss need to be "positive"?

October 27, 2005
"Ghetto" parties. Racist jokes. Leaving a pig's head outside a Jewish center. Why do some students offend year after year?

October 27, 2005
The board of Mercer County Community College fired Richard Rose as president of the New Jersey institution Tuesday, The Trenton Times reported. Board members questioned Rose's financial management, but he denied wrongdoing and his lawyer pledge to sue the board.

October 27, 2005
The surprise departure of the longtime general manager of Emory University’s student newspaper has journalists there accusing administration officials of trying to assert more control over the twice-weekly paper’s operations.On Wednesday, Karen Salisbury, assistant dean for campus life and director of student activities at Emory, sent an e-mail to the editor of the Emory Wheel, Geoff Pallay,  indicating that Eileen Smith had resigned her position as the paper’s general manager. In that position, Smith helped students garner advertising revenue to fund the operations of the paper.

October 27, 2005
They argued about numbers. They debated definitions. They challenged each other's "facts."

October 27, 2005
Agreement between administrators and professors was binding, judge's ruling says, even if budgets were tight.

October 27, 2005
Every Stanford University employee will get a little wealthier next week.To a brief silence, and then thunderous applause at a staff-appreciation lunch, President John Hennessy announced Tuesday that all 11,000 full and part-time faculty and staff members will get a $250 bonus next month for their "tremendous effort," which led to “a very successful year.”

October 26, 2005
Amid latest steps in this year's complex budget battle, college leaders go on the offensive.

October 26, 2005
GAO study, which Republicans hoped would condemn direct lending program, doesn't.

October 26, 2005
Applications are up and enrollments are setting records, but not for black students.

October 26, 2005
The National Collegiate Athletic Association said Tuesday that it had rejected Newberry College's request to be dropped from the association's list of institutions deemed to have "hostile" and "abusive" Native American mascots or nicknames.

October 26, 2005
Can video games infiltrate the final frontier: education?

October 25, 2005
While many scientists leave "intelligent design" debate to the press, some shift time from labs to school boards and kids.

October 25, 2005
Benjamin Ladner walked away from American University Monday night -- with millions of dollars.Ladner -- president for 11 years -- was fired this month by American University's Board of Trustees amid reports of profligate spending. For the last two weeks, Ladner and board members have negotiated the financial terms of his departure, with faculty members and students expressing outrage over reports that he would receive a multi-million dollar settlement.

October 25, 2005
Landmark College and five community colleges will work to develop strategies that can be used by many institutions.

October 25, 2005
Colleges in Florida that shut down in advance of Hurricane Wilma are starting to resume operations. Among institutions that will be open today, and that are reporting minimal damage, are the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. On Florida's eastern coast, several colleges said that they would remain closed today, although initial reports indicated that damage was not severe.

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