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January 27, 2006
Scholars issue draft "declaration" calling for expanded role of religion in curriculum and student life -- at religious and secular colleges.

January 27, 2006
Ohio State and UT-Austin -- 2 of the largest universities in U.S. -- may revamp requirements with theme-based sequences.

January 26, 2006
Incoming president at Mercer U. says religious institutions can embrace academic freedom and still keep their values.

January 26, 2006
The American Association of University Professors, the American Academy of Religion and the PEN American Center on Wednesday sued the federal government over orders denying a visa to Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss national who is a noted scholar of the Muslim world who has been unable to accept invitations to teach and attend conferences in the United States. The academic groups say that there are no valid reasons to deny Ramadan a visa and note that he is not associated with any terrorist groups.

January 26, 2006
Freshman survey data suggest challenges in easing way for students whose parents did not attend college.

January 26, 2006
State civil rights commission detects bias in denial of tenure to engineering professor whom a colleague called "too old."

January 26, 2006
Senators introduce plan to spend $9 billion to improve competitiveness.

January 26, 2006
Like many industries, Richard Lapchick argues, college sports subscribes to the "old boys' network" approach to employment -- the idea that the people doing the hiring are typically drawn to those with whom they are comfortable, which often means people who look like them.

January 25, 2006
Stipends are gone for some striking NYU graduate assistants.

January 25, 2006
Study finds little difference in reports by men and women of sex harassment on college campuses.

January 25, 2006
New company sells universities tool to evaluate faculty output and departmental quality, but ratings are secret.

January 25, 2006
Students for a Democratic Society, the movement that galvanized campuses in the '60s before dissolving in bitter infighting, is trying for a comeback.

January 25, 2006
With participation stagnating, association makes individual membership free and sees huge influx of professors and students.

January 25, 2006
The State University of New York has broadened two minority scholarship programs to include low-income white students, according to the Associated Press.

January 24, 2006
Researchers sought to hold up publication of a study on logging and forest regeneration they say is flawed.

January 24, 2006
U. of Florida backs down on benefits plan that would have involved asking some employees if they were having sex.

January 24, 2006
It is supposed to be a boon for colleges and students, the one major provision in federal legislation to reduce the budget deficit that makes it easier for higher education to swallow the unpalatable parts of the bill that cut benefits to students. After all, the proposed program would provide $3.75 billion in grant aid for students, a rare injection of new federal funds into higher education at a time of fiscal austerity and budget slashing.

January 24, 2006
At panel on campus alcohol abuse, Hartford's Walt Harrison surprised audience by talking about his own student drinking.

January 24, 2006
At Columbia College Chicago, uproar over a midnight raid and firing of creator of animated satire about institution's president.

January 24, 2006
A conservative alumni group at the University of California at Los Angeles on Monday withdrew its offer to pay students $100 to file tapes and notes on what professors say during courses.

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