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September 26, 2005
Hurricane Rita forced colleges in Texas and Louisiana to prepare for the worst, but officials at many institutions were feeling relieved by late Saturday and spent much of the weekend preparing to re-open soon. While damage reports were not in, a few institutions did experience significant damage. In Texas, they include Lamar University, Lamar State College at Port Arthur, and the Lamar Institute of Technology. In Louisiana, Sowela Technical Community College, in Lake Charles, suffered extensive damage and the same may be true for McNeese State University.

September 23, 2005
As Asian enrollment nears 50 percent of freshman class, ethnic groups on campus face new demographics and new issues.

September 23, 2005
Report documents new options being offered at research universities to help academic parents.

September 23, 2005
Many Texas colleges will be closed today as the state braces for the arrival of Hurricane Rita. Colleges in Galveston closed earlier in the week, but institutions that are further away, and still see a possibility of being hit by Rita, are shutting down today. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has created a special Web site with information about the closings at public and private colleges.An audit at American University has questioned $500,000 in spending by Benjamin A.

September 23, 2005
'Pattern of willful violations' in track program include multiple examples of academic work done by coaches.

September 23, 2005
EEOC suit adds to view of many at Newman U. that president doesn't want female candidates for key jobs.

September 23, 2005
Republican plan to offset Katrina spending suggests ending federal backing of grad student loans, NEH and AmeriCorps.

September 22, 2005
More colleges offer students access to what they want to hear, but not all students want to stop file sharing.

September 22, 2005
NCAA bars Ohio Northern football from playoffs because ex-coach held illegal workouts.

September 22, 2005
Kentucky community colleges experiment with having outside company evaluate students' essays in freshman composition.

September 22, 2005
All parties weigh in on law denying funds to colleges that restrict campus access to military recruiters.

September 22, 2005
Colleges in the Galveston area are shutting down to prepare for the possible arrival of Hurricane Rita.

September 22, 2005
Female clubs that entertained male athletic recruits are being forced to change their ways or to disappear.

September 21, 2005
Three longtime observers of higher education explore the ways -- positive and negative -- that universities are changing in Remaking the American University (Rutgers University Press).

September 21, 2005
Academe's rank and file join policy experts in offering advice to the new national panel on higher ed's future. Please weigh in...

September 21, 2005
Association will apply rules to Division I-A football bowl games that it licenses.

September 21, 2005
Emory's self-declared "supreme ruler" declares war on Washington U. in St. Louis, which declines to engage in combat.

September 21, 2005
The House of Representatives passed a three-month extension of the Higher Education Act on Tuesday. The act, currently under review by the House and Senate, is set to expire at the end of September and governs most student aid programs.

September 20, 2005
New documentary series follows four students going through gender transformations.

September 20, 2005
Cartoon in U. of Florida paper ignites debate over whether a racial epithet can be used on campus -- and by whom.

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