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December 22, 2005
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth student who said he had been interrogated by Department of Homeland Security officials because he tried to borrow from a campus library an unabridged version of The Little Red Book has recanted his claim, according to The Standard-Times of New Bedford, which first reported his charges.

December 22, 2005
New data explore how professors at different kinds of institutions spend their time -- and how much time they spend on work.

December 22, 2005
They feel stuck in their clinics, deprived of mentoring, and unhappy, survey finds.

December 22, 2005
As interview season arrives, MLA releases job figures that encourage some, but leave others anxious.

December 21, 2005
A U.S. attorney on Tuesday told trustees of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey that they needed to accept federal supervision of the institution's management or they could face prosecution that could shut the institution down, The Star-Ledger reported. The university has faced a series of financial scandals in recent months, and the newspaper reported that the board, in a closed meeting, agreed to the demand.

December 21, 2005
Analysis finds wide variations among disciplines -- with anthropology and sociology more liberal than political science and economics.

December 21, 2005
Federal judge rejects intelligent design curriculum as religious and non-scientific.

December 21, 2005
Scholars from growing, changing field gather to consider what's hot, how to study Israel, and how they fit into multiculturalism.

December 21, 2005
As marketing of online gambling to college students heats up, college policies are few, critics say.

December 20, 2005
Twelve college and student groups sent a strongly worded letter Monday to all members of the U.S. Senate urging a No vote on a compromise budget reconciliation measure passed by the House of Representatives early Monday. The letter said the legislation would "pay for deficit reduction by sending the bill directly to America’s college students and their parents," citing cuts in student loans and an administrative change that could undermine Pell Grants and direct lending.

December 20, 2005
State U. of New York's board picks popular acting chancellor for the permanent position.

December 20, 2005
Louisiana and Mississippi may each get $95 million for hurricane-battered colleges -- despite vastly greater damage in Louisiana.

December 20, 2005
75% of Division I teams perform better under NCAA's reconfigured graduation statistic than under the federal rate.

December 20, 2005
Paying for information? In print? That's a model that's just so early 20th century, according to The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship, published last week by MIT Press.

December 19, 2005
Secretaries of State and Education invite college presidents to private meeting to consider ways to promote exchanges.

December 19, 2005
Champlain College is starting an online MBA program in February.

December 19, 2005
Over the objections of athletes and alumni, the Board of Governors of Missouri State University on Friday voted to eliminate five teams: men's indoor track, men's outdoor track, men's cross county, and men's and women's tennis. University officials said that the move was necessary to save money.

December 19, 2005
Bills contain mostly bad tidings for colleges and students, especially on loans, but funds may surface for science grants and Katrina-damaged colleges.

December 19, 2005
After months of debate, Duquesne recognizes a gay straight alliance, but says it must avoid protests.

December 19, 2005
New Northwestern journalism dean will seek to bolster business smarts of students -- and some alumni fear loss of focus.

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