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November 1, 2005

Civil liberties group charges that university's policies are so broad that common jokes could get someone expelled.

November 1, 2005

New contract at New School could provide a national model for giving adjuncts job security.

November 1, 2005

One former grad student's charges have prompted some changes -- insufficient, he says -- at an engineering college.

November 1, 2005

Judge Samuel Alito, President Bush's new nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, has not written many decisions that relate directly to higher education. But he has taken strong First Amendment stands in defending the rights of a student newspaper and in questioning anti-harassment rules at a public school.

November 1, 2005

When colleges first started developing systems for allocating financial aid dollars, an unchallenged assumption was that Mom and Dad were a single economic unit. That assumption can no longer be made, and colleges have struggled to find a way to deal with many scenarios of family life today -- the parents who aren't just divorced but aren't speaking, the prenup that covered college expenses, the millionaire step-parent.

November 1, 2005

New York University's union of graduate students has announced plans to strike next week. The university, which previously recognized the union, announced that it would no longer do so and union officials have said that they need a strike to get the university to return to collective bargaining. University officials have said that unionization was not good for the university, while union officials say that only collective bargaining can adequately protect the interests of teaching assistants.The U.S.

October 31, 2005

Xavier University of Louisiana announced on its Web site Friday that it would lay off employees, cancel numerous programs, limit graduate study to online offerings, and suspend conference play for its sports teams until fall 2006.


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