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November 17, 2005
Compromise spending bill would keep maximum Pell Grant at $4,050 and freeze most other student aid programs.

November 17, 2005
New grant aims to help African teachers harness power of the Internet to try to educate a struggling continent.

November 17, 2005
Experts on panel say attracting foreign students must be a national priority.

November 17, 2005
Policy makers and researchers debate whether a $20,000 student loan burden is "unmanageable."

November 17, 2005
Disputes over colleges' policies on homosexuality reflect larger tensions over control of institutions.

November 17, 2005
Wrongdoing by an academic dean and a former senior sports official land university on NCAA probation.

November 16, 2005
Members of the Georgia Baptist Convention voted Tuesday to sever ties with Mercer University, citing the institution's perceived lack of commitment to the Southern Baptist Convention and support among university faculty members and officials for a new gay student group, the Associated Press reported. According to the convention's rules, the separation will not become final unless and until its members reaffirm the vote at their annual meeting next November.

November 16, 2005
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in MGM Studios v. Grokster continues to reverberate in the world where music and technology collide, as another file sharing network popular with college students, i2hub, followed Grokster Monday in announcing that it would shut down.But if recording industry officials think they have definitively won the battle over the free sharing of music and video, they are mistaken, many students -- and some campus experts -- say.

November 16, 2005
The biggest campuses -- those in the 50,000 student range -- are self-conscious about their size.

November 16, 2005
Boston companies charged with producing coursepacks for Northeastern and UMass without adequate permissions.

November 16, 2005
Universities share ideas, but no sure solutions, for luring bringing more black and Hispanic Americans into science fields.

November 16, 2005
Lobbyists object to Congressional proposal to use Pell Grant surplus for non-college programs.

November 15, 2005
Policy by Stanford chemistry department may offer a model for many institutions.

November 15, 2005
Far more students prefer a "moderate" amount of technology in their courses than favor either extensive use of technology or no use of technology at all, according to a new survey released by Educause.The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents voted last week to stop offering "back up" appointments to administrators.

November 15, 2005
Yale sets 7-year targets for hiring new female and minority faculty members -- and changes search committee process.

November 15, 2005
Nearly every gathering of college officials these days reveals at least an undercurrent of concern, if not a full blown anxiety fest, about the public’s heightened scrutiny of and skepticism about higher education.

November 14, 2005
University becomes latest to give up financial support so it can gain control of board appointments.

November 14, 2005
When Steve Maradian gave a talk to the baseball team at Los Angeles City College, he said, the players thanked him and gave him a hat.So Maradian, president of the college, was shocked when a reporter showed him a letter signed by the members of the men’s basketball team -- an all-black squad and one of the strongest of any community college in California -- saying that a similar talk Maradian gave last Monday, before the season opener, was racist.

November 14, 2005
Foreign enrollments in U.S. see slight drop while record number of American students study abroad.

November 14, 2005
To make the case for U.S. aid, higher ed groups tally cost of colleges' Katrina cleanup: over $2 billion.

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