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March 28, 2007

The Israel on Campus Coalition, a pro-Israel group with ties to Hillel, on Tuesday issued a report, "Academic Rights, Academic Responsibilities: A New Approach," that calls for a more nuanced approach to campus disputes over things people say that may offend others. The report is full of statements about the importance of academic freedom, but also includes suggestions that run counter to current policies at many colleges.

March 27, 2007

Accreditors and colleges oppose Education Department's effort to ramp up federal oversight of quality control process. 

March 27, 2007

Minority women pursuing their Ph.D.'s mentor one another and young girls to keep the pipeline open at all levels.

March 27, 2007

Debate over planned law school at U. of California at Irvine raises questions of supply and demand.

March 27, 2007

At community colleges, those who teach writing have far more students per semester than may be educationally sound, survey finds.

March 27, 2007

Education Finance Partners, which offers private student loans and is facing a planned lawsuit from New York State Attorney General Andew Cuomo, on Monday announced changes in its program for reimbursing colleges for a small share of the loan volume the company receives. Cuomo has charged that these payments -- which he calls "kickbacks" -- violate students' rights, something the company and the colleges involved have denied.

March 27, 2007

University’s unusual test finds that grants have significant impact on yield of top admitted applicants, but yield remains small.

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