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March 16, 2005
A faculty vote goes against Harvard's president; Summers asks professors to work with him.

March 16, 2005
A major player in for-profit higher education adds to its medical offerings.

March 16, 2005
A for-profit group in Oregon and Washington State -- facing several investigations -- shut  down suddenly at the end of last week.

March 16, 2005
Iowa's David Skorton uses "The Facebook" to stay in touch with students.

March 16, 2005
The student body now elects the editor of The Daily Texan. A pending change troubles some selected in the past.

March 15, 2005
The median salary for mid-level administrators increased 3.0 percent this year, compared to 2.1 percent last year, according to a new report.

March 15, 2005
The Colorado student David Horowitz loves to talk about does exist, but university officials offer evidence that her story doesn't check out.

March 15, 2005
A new study from the University of Toronto suggests that higher education -- and lots of it -- may prevent memory loss as we age.The study involved putting groups of young adults (aged 18 to 30) and older adults (65 and up) through various memory tests. At the same time, the researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to study brain activity in the two groups. Later, results were compared based on educational attainment.

March 15, 2005
Two-thirds of teams in NCAA men's basketball tourney graduate fewer than 50% of their players, Knight Commission finds.

March 15, 2005
Did the new SAT leave students famished, satisfied or feeling like they had inside information on the essay? All of the above.

March 15, 2005
A new Education Department report reveals rapidly rising tuitions, led (proportionally) by public and for-profit colleges.

March 14, 2005
The new SAT was given for the first time Saturday; to many students, the much-publicized writing test wasn't that big a deal.

March 14, 2005
Edward Waters College wins round in U.S. court, temporarily staving off loss of accreditation.

March 14, 2005
The University of Colorado and Ward Churchill were on the verge of a deal for him to quit when talks fell apart after plagiarism charges emerged.

March 14, 2005
A 2003 investigation by the University of Pennsylvania uncovered significant evidence of possible sexual harassment by a prominent medical researcher just six months after another investigation cleared the professor, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sunday. Penn officials denied suggestions that the earlier investigation had ignored possible misconduct by Tracy K.

March 14, 2005
A criminology course at the University of Northern Colorado is the setting for one of David Horowitz's favorite stories.As he tells it, a required essay on a mid-term exam was for students to "explain why George Bush is a war criminal." A student submitted an essay on why Saddam Hussein was a war criminal and she received an F.

March 11, 2005
Moving expeditiously, the full chamber approves a vocational education bill.

March 11, 2005
Football coaches forced athletes to practice excessively and athletes got $73,000 in books they did not need.

March 11, 2005
It's not often that National Collegiate Athletic Association officials get dragged before Congress and come out smelling like a rose. But that's what happened Thursday at a House hearing on the use of anabolic steroids in sports, and the NCAA has Major League Baseball to thank.Members of two House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittees raked baseball officials over the coals at the hearing, condemning the league repeatedly for doing too little, and too late, to uncover steroid use and to punish those found to have used the muscle-building drugs.

March 11, 2005
The percentage of high school sophomores who plan to earn a bachelor's degree or higher reached 72 percent in 2002, up from 59 percent in 1990 and 41 percent in 1980.The data are from an Education Department report released Thursday that focuses on the aspirations and skills of high school sophomores.

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