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March 8, 2006

Last week, for the second time in four months, a New York judge threw out a lawsuit brought by a group of alumni who sought to block Colgate University from purchasing their fraternity’s house.Around 65 members of Beta Theta Pi, approximately 5 percent of the members of the alumni corporation, filed a lawsuit in October 2005, alleging that Colgate forced the sale against the will of some of the corporation.

March 7, 2006

Academic freedom is facing its most serious threats since the McCarthy era, according to essays in Academic Freedom After September 11, published this month by Zone Books. Essays in the book -- which come from scholars such as Joel Beinin, Judith Butler and Robert Post -- both focus on current issues and offer a historical perspective.

March 7, 2006

A state judge has ordered the University of California to repay more than $33 million in tuition increases to students -- finding that the hikes violated pledges not to increase required fees, the Los Angeles Times reported. The largest increases (and the largest potential refunds) involve those who were enrolled at professional schools.

March 7, 2006

Monday's announcement that two private equity firms had agreed to pay $3.4 billion to buy Education Management Corp. means at least one thing: Some well-known and well-heeled financial folks decided that one of the country's most successful publicly held providers of for-profit higher education was a smart investment.

March 7, 2006

Conservative newspaper holds drawing for AK-47 -- and ends up under (non-violent) assault.

March 7, 2006

Unanimous court ruling in Pentagon case means colleges must grant full access to military recruiters or lose funds.

March 7, 2006

University officials, students and experts consider response to incident in which graduate tried to avenge Muslim deaths by driving into crowd.


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