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September 21, 2005
Three longtime observers of higher education explore the ways -- positive and negative -- that universities are changing in Remaking the American University (Rutgers University Press).

September 21, 2005
Academe's rank and file join policy experts in offering advice to the new national panel on higher ed's future. Please weigh in...

September 21, 2005
Association will apply rules to Division I-A football bowl games that it licenses.

September 20, 2005
New documentary series follows four students going through gender transformations.

September 20, 2005
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 12 professors among its 25 new fellows, who will receive $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years. The academic fellows are: Terry Belanger of the University of Virginia, Lu Chen of the University of California at Berkeley, Claire Gmachl of Princeton University, Sue Goldie of Harvard University, Pehr Harbury of Stanford University, Nicole King of Berkeley, John Kleinberg of Cornell University, Michael Manga of Berkeley, Todd Martinez of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kevin M.

September 20, 2005
Cartoon in U. of Florida paper ignites debate over whether a racial epithet can be used on campus -- and by whom.

September 20, 2005
Colleges' use of outside vendors is restricted by concerns about damage to institutional culture, study finds.

September 20, 2005
Princeton University students need to work harder for the A's.The university released results Monday of the first year under a new grading policy, designed to tackle the issue of grade inflation. In the last academic year, A's (including plus and minus grades) accounted for 40.9 percent of all grades awarded. That may not be consistent with a bell curve, but the figure is down from 46.0 percent the previous year, and 47.9 percent the year before that.

September 20, 2005
U.S. education secretary forms panel to craft "national strategy" for America's college system.

September 19, 2005
Education Secretary Margarget Spellings plans to announce the creation of a panel to map  a "national strategy" for higher education, the Associated Press reported. The AP said that the panel would study such issues as college costs and student preparedness and would be led by Charles Miller, former chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas.The Faculty Senate at the University of Nevada at Reno voted Thursday to reject the administr

September 19, 2005
3 grad students in math find the film "Proof" is devoid of their field's content, but reflecting some of its culture.

September 19, 2005
Initial federal proposals for post-Katrina relief provide comparatively little for colleges and students.

September 19, 2005
Tulane University's School of Medicine will start up again this week -- in temporary quarters at Texas medical institutions. Faculty members from Tulane will lead courses and the school hopes to make the education as comparable as possible to what students would have received in New Orleans. First- and second-year students will be taught in facilities at the Baylor College of Medicine.

September 19, 2005
Freedom of expression tests at Wisconsin-Green Bay (art), St. Lawrence University (Web site) and Baylor (coffee cups).

September 19, 2005
Bureau appoints panel of university presidents to advise it on relations with higher education.

September 16, 2005
Colleges plan a variety of ways to mark a holiday they have been ordered to celebrate.

September 16, 2005
President Bush said Thursday night that he would ask Congress to create $5,000 accounts that displaced workers in the areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina could use to pay for job training or higher education aimed at preparing themselves for new jobs. The plan was one of numerous proposals that the president offered in a prime-time speech outlining the federal government's response to the crisis that has enveloped the Gulf Coast regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.ITT Educational Services, Inc.

September 16, 2005
Hiring of Glenn Loury and other moves leave conservatives praising a university they loved to bash.

September 16, 2005
The Pentagon has cited three independent law schools for barring military recruiters -- but what about Harvard?

September 16, 2005
AAUP endorsed statement on academic responsibilities, but comes out against including it in key federal bill.

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