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October 27, 2005
Every Stanford University employee will get a little wealthier next week.To a brief silence, and then thunderous applause at a staff-appreciation lunch, President John Hennessy announced Tuesday that all 11,000 full and part-time faculty and staff members will get a $250 bonus next month for their "tremendous effort," which led to “a very successful year.”

October 27, 2005
"Ghetto" parties. Racist jokes. Leaving a pig's head outside a Jewish center. Why do some students offend year after year?

October 26, 2005
Applications are up and enrollments are setting records, but not for black students.

October 26, 2005
The National Collegiate Athletic Association said Tuesday that it had rejected Newberry College's request to be dropped from the association's list of institutions deemed to have "hostile" and "abusive" Native American mascots or nicknames.

October 26, 2005
Can video games infiltrate the final frontier: education?

October 26, 2005
Amid latest steps in this year's complex budget battle, college leaders go on the offensive.

October 26, 2005
GAO study, which Republicans hoped would condemn direct lending program, doesn't.

October 25, 2005
While many scientists leave "intelligent design" debate to the press, some shift time from labs to school boards and kids.

October 25, 2005
Benjamin Ladner walked away from American University Monday night -- with millions of dollars.Ladner -- president for 11 years -- was fired this month by American University's Board of Trustees amid reports of profligate spending. For the last two weeks, Ladner and board members have negotiated the financial terms of his departure, with faculty members and students expressing outrage over reports that he would receive a multi-million dollar settlement.

October 25, 2005
Landmark College and five community colleges will work to develop strategies that can be used by many institutions.

October 25, 2005
Colleges in Florida that shut down in advance of Hurricane Wilma are starting to resume operations. Among institutions that will be open today, and that are reporting minimal damage, are the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. On Florida's eastern coast, several colleges said that they would remain closed today, although initial reports indicated that damage was not severe.

October 25, 2005
At Educause meeting, James Hilton catalogs the threats and opportunities that technology presents for higher education.

October 25, 2005
For-profit higher education, with its emphasis on serving part-time, older students, has not traditionally been in the business of building dormitories.But DeVry University dedicated its first dormitory last week, at its Fremont campus, outside of San Francisco. Not only is the dorm a first for DeVry, which has campuses in 22 states, but it goes against the pattern at national, for-profit colleges. The University of Phoenix and Corinthian Colleges, for example, don't have any dorms or plans to build them.

October 24, 2005
Cornell president says it has no place in science courses -- and also acknowledges the theory's popularity.

October 24, 2005
University announces layoffs -- many of them fund raising positions -- as it evaluates plans to recover from Katrina.

October 24, 2005
American University may pay Benjamin Ladner, who was recently fired as president, a settlement of up to $4 million, according to an article in The Washington Post. Many students are outraged by the plan, which Ladner has still not agreed to, and another member quit American's board to avoid having to sign off on such a deal.A student at the University of Minnesota at Morris was killed Saturday, apparently when he was struck by a goal post that Morris fans pulle

October 24, 2005
U.S. appeals court's ruling in recruiting incentives case would make individual suits against colleges easier.

October 24, 2005
U.S. hardly ever seeks wiretaps on college networks, but orders colleges to make it easier to install wiretaps.

October 24, 2005
A majority of undergraduates aren't considered to be financially tied to their parents.

October 21, 2005
Center for gay students at U. of Michigan at Flint is ordered to remove hermaphrodite artwork.

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