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November 8, 2005
Medical schools' technical standards complicate the legal picture for the institutions and students alike.

November 8, 2005
Study explores why some top departments tend to hire people who earned Ph.D.'s at only a few institutions, while others cast a wider net.

November 8, 2005
The Education Department on Monday released procedures for colleges to receive extra funds through campus-based aid programs for students who were accepted for enrollment in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. These programs include Perkins Loans and the Work-Study Program.

November 8, 2005
Adelphi University has announced a new master's program in emergency nursing and disaster management. Coastal Carolina University will start an M.B.A. program in the fall of 2006.Cornell University has started a new major in China and Asia-Pacific studies.

November 8, 2005
Gay and lesbian faculty and staff members at Georgetown University are saying a rhetorical "amen” to new guidelines that will provide health insurance for their same-sex partners, starting January 1. More and more colleges each year provide some benefits for gay professors’ partners, but the trend is notably less evident at Roman Catholic institutions, making Georgetown’s move significant.

November 8, 2005
4 black students say William Carey College kicked them out for actions that helped them survive the hurricane.

November 7, 2005
Colleges need better tools to figure out if they are making a difference, study finds

November 7, 2005
Religious and spiritual undergrads tend to be more engaged, survey finds.

November 7, 2005
University system's No. 2 official resigns amid investigation of hiring practices and possible conflicts of interest.

November 7, 2005
Professors call for a broader view of their programs -- and consider how to reach "resistant" white students.

November 7, 2005
Two Texas universities learned Friday who their next leaders will be. The search committee for the presidency of the University of Texas at Austin announced that the sole finalist for the post is William Powers Jr., dean of the university's law school. Baylor University, meanwhile, announced that John M.

November 4, 2005
Anyone in search of a metaphor for the difficult financial and political situation facing American higher education had a slew to choose from at a conference on the business of higher education on Thursday. College officials are standing on a tightrope, said Stanley O. Ikenberry, trying to balance concurrent pressures to increase student access, control tuition and costs, and deal with declining financial support from governments and other traditional sources.

November 4, 2005
Legislation to cut billions in mandatory spending advanced in both chambers.

November 4, 2005
Amid aborted chancellor search, president faces growing criticism of his leadership -- or what some professors call a lack of it.

November 4, 2005
Gov. Jim Doyle of Wisconsin on Thursday vetoed legsiation to ban human cloning, saying that the bill was written in a way that would also bar many forms of research involving stem cells.

November 4, 2005
New plan for general education at Harvard would put many of the selections in students' hands.

November 4, 2005
He never slept much.But lately, the Rev. Kevin Wildes, president of Loyola University in New Orleans, has been getting only about three hours a night. "I’m not much of a worrier," he said. “But once I start thinking about things, I can’t just roll over.” And he’s had plenty to think about. He’s been crossing the country -- 16 cities in about 40 days -- meeting with alumni clubs, parents, and displaced students, assuring them that the doors will reopen in late January.

November 3, 2005
"From lecturing on the French Revolution to hauling manure in the spring, my life is agricultural and academic, inseparable and intertwined," writes Jeffrey A. Kaufmann, a professor of history at Muscatine Community College who has lived since birth on a 270-acre farm.

November 3, 2005
Students' need for remediation is a major driver of institutions' (and families') costs, and a target for policy makers.

November 3, 2005
Only 5 percent of prisoners nationwide are enrolled in college courses, even though that represents but a fraction of those who could benefit, according to a study being released today by the Institute for Higher Education Policy.

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