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April 12, 2006
Women's soccer coaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill did not create a hostile environment for a former player even though they used vulgar language and discussed team members' sexual activities, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Tuesday in rejecting the player's sexual harassment lawsuit.

April 12, 2006
Financial aid expert proposes new formula for assessing what growing undergraduate population can afford to pay.

April 11, 2006
North Central U. removes editors of paper in dispute over coverage of gay issues and speaking in tongues.

April 11, 2006
Facing $9 million deficit and lagging enrollments, Loyola to eliminate 17 tenure track jobs and 16 degree programs.

April 11, 2006
Hoping to intensify pressure on administrators, U. of Miami students join water-only fast in support of low-wage janitors.

April 11, 2006
Placement experts gather to talk about strategies for improving their efforts -- despite skepticism from some professors.

April 11, 2006
Lawyers for Duke University lacrosse players said Monday that DNA tests demonstrated that their clients did not rape a stripper hired to perform at a party last month, the Associated Press reported. The athletes have repeatedly denied that they raped the stripper -- although other details about events that night have angered many at Duke and elsewhere, creating a growing scandal for the university.

April 11, 2006
University, embarrassed by charges it was selling its name, changes ties to company pushing upscale moisturizers.

April 10, 2006
New data challenge conventional wisdom (at least in part) on which groups of professors perform the most service work.

April 10, 2006
Students draw on a host of factors to make a college decision, and they might not be in the order you think.

April 10, 2006
First lawsuit filed over SAT scoring errors. More are expected -- and effect could spread far beyond those who took ill-fated test.

April 10, 2006
Volunteer State Community College has called off classes while officials develop plans to finish the semester in the wake of tornado damage on Friday, The Tennessean reported. While only minor injuries were reported, roofs were ripped off of several buildings.The situation for Decker College, a Kentucky for-profit institution that failed last year, keeps getting worse.

April 10, 2006
Movement against immigration restrictions spreads from high schools to colleges.

April 10, 2006
As the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education wrapped up its fourth meeting last week, higher education's representatives on the panel and college officials who have followed its work closely flashed a few more smiles than they had at past meetings.

April 7, 2006
It was billed as academe’s royal rumble, but did it live up to the hype?

April 7, 2006
On Wednesday, the president of the University of Notre Dame issued a lengthy statement, arising out of a series of discussions with students and faculty members, about the nature of academic freedom at a Roman Catholic college.

April 7, 2006
As U.S. higher ed panel takes first shot at setting goals, helping students tops the list, and accountability lags.

April 7, 2006
Carl Wieman changed physics, and now his sights are set on science pedagogy.

April 7, 2006
Study finds significant improvements in graduation rates -- although gaps remain.

April 7, 2006
The California Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit against the Citrus Community College District over an incident in a baseball game in which at Citrus pitcher is alleged to have thrown a pitch to intentionally hit a player on a team from Rio Hondo Community College.

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