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December 13, 2005
House and Senate negotiators agreed Monday on a revised appropriations plan for spending on education and biomedical research, Bloomberg reported, but the plan may soon be overtaken by other plans for across-the-board spending cuts.

December 12, 2005
Southern University's board approved a plan Friday to make radical cuts in programs offered in New Orleans, eliminating many academic programs, The Baton Rouge Advocate reported. In place of the eliminated programs, the university's Katrina-damaged New Orleans campus will focus on community develoment.

December 12, 2005
It's far from clear, at this relatively early stage, whether the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education will go the legislative route to pursue whatever changes its members desire. But if the panel chooses to do so, it will almost certainly need the help of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the former U.S. education secretary and University of Tennessee president who heads the Senate's education subcommittee. 

December 12, 2005
Controversial scholar -- who has been contrite about his comments -- says he was forced from chairmanship and threatens a suit.

December 12, 2005
Last Wednesday, Bill Buckles, a Tulane University engineering professor, had an endowed chair. He had a federal grant that had been approved, but not yet delivered, for a project to study watersheds around New Orleans, and perhaps to learn how they might function during a hurricane.Fred Petry, also a tenured Tulane engineering prof, had been in his department longer than anyone else. Last summer he was honored by “our dear president,” he said, for his 25 years of service. “I was hoping for 30,” he added.

December 12, 2005
In showdown on TA rights, university says most grad students are on the job; union says its members are holding out.

December 9, 2005
Fisk University has announced plans to sell two paintings -- one by Georgia O'Keefe and one by Marsden Hartley -- to raise money for a science building and other projects, Nashville City Paper reported.

December 9, 2005
Federal higher ed panel emphasizes colleges' high prices and urges greater accountability.

December 9, 2005
University says his decision is not related to EEOC finding or lawsuits.

December 9, 2005
University announces layoffs -- including 65 tenured faculty members -- and eliminates engineering programs and halves athletic teams.

December 9, 2005
At New Mexico State, a growing conflict between Latino students and Republicans -- and charges of a cover-up.

December 8, 2005
A judge dismisses lawsuit by alumni seeking to reverse sale of their house to the university.

December 8, 2005
U.S. can seize benefits when borrower has been delinquent for a decade, Supreme Court rules.

December 8, 2005
The fund headed by the first President Bush and President Clinton to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina included among its first set of grants Wednesday $30 million for 34 colleges damaged by the storm. Institutions will use the money for repairs, student support or faculty benefits."Universities and colleges are the cornerstones of communities across the region.

December 8, 2005
Many experts think the '80s fights over curriculum were nothing compared to today's battles over Iraq, patriotism, God and evolution.

December 8, 2005
Bellarmine University is divided over what to do about a student who wears a Nazi-related armband.

December 8, 2005
Low income, high performing students are plentiful enough that selective colleges should be able to admit more of them, study finds.

December 7, 2005
Four associations have released a guide for colleges to use in reviewing whether their copyright policies reflect recent legal and technological developments. The guide notes that colleges and their faculty members are major producers of copyrighted material, and that professors and students also are big users of such material -- sometimes in ways that create legal difficulties.

December 7, 2005
Professor fired by U. of South Florida found not guilty on some charges, renewing debate over his dismissal and academic freedom.

December 7, 2005
Leaders of top research institutions declare that "barriers still exist to the full participation of women."

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