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March 8, 2006
The University of New Orleans, still suffering from the impact of Katrina, is seeking board approval to declare financial exigency, which would pave the way for layoffs, including those who have tenure, the Associated Press reported. No details have been released about the scope of the layoffs, but they could be significant.Forty-three U.S.

March 8, 2006
Popular professor at Harrisburg Area Community College suspended after report he used the f-word in class.

March 8, 2006
Last week, for the second time in four months, a New York judge threw out a lawsuit brought by a group of alumni who sought to block Colgate University from purchasing their fraternity’s house.Around 65 members of Beta Theta Pi, approximately 5 percent of the members of the alumni corporation, filed a lawsuit in October 2005, alleging that Colgate forced the sale against the will of some of the corporation.

March 7, 2006
Academic freedom is facing its most serious threats since the McCarthy era, according to essays in Academic Freedom After September 11, published this month by Zone Books. Essays in the book -- which come from scholars such as Joel Beinin, Judith Butler and Robert Post -- both focus on current issues and offer a historical perspective.

March 7, 2006
A state judge has ordered the University of California to repay more than $33 million in tuition increases to students -- finding that the hikes violated pledges not to increase required fees, the Los Angeles Times reported. The largest increases (and the largest potential refunds) involve those who were enrolled at professional schools.

March 7, 2006
Monday's announcement that two private equity firms had agreed to pay $3.4 billion to buy Education Management Corp. means at least one thing: Some well-known and well-heeled financial folks decided that one of the country's most successful publicly held providers of for-profit higher education was a smart investment.

March 7, 2006
Conservative newspaper holds drawing for AK-47 -- and ends up under (non-violent) assault.

March 7, 2006
Unanimous court ruling in Pentagon case means colleges must grant full access to military recruiters or lose funds.

March 7, 2006
University officials, students and experts consider response to incident in which graduate tried to avenge Muslim deaths by driving into crowd.

March 6, 2006
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and 8 colleges unveil plan to assist low-income students at 2-year institutions.

March 6, 2006
Increases are highest at private institutions and doctoral institutions -- and in selected disciplines.

March 6, 2006
Federal scrutiny of governance is good, but law or regulation would be a mistake, guests tell Congressional aides.

March 6, 2006
For some time now, large gatherings of faculty members have included a session about adjuncts. Those frustrated at being kept off of the tenure track would hear the latest data on the shrinking pool of tenure-track jobs and attendees would trade horror stories about the use and abuse of part-timers. And then the meeting would get back to its regular agenda.

March 6, 2006
Academic research is often big business these days. But the Association of University Technology Managers wants the world to know that it’s about helping people, too.

March 6, 2006
A 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was charged Saturday with 18 counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly driving a rented SUV into a crowded campus spot, injuring six people.

March 6, 2006
Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court says Solomon Amendment does not violate law schools' rights.

March 3, 2006
Arts and sciences professors vote "no confidence" by margin of 131 to 44.

March 3, 2006
Janitors at the University of Miami, most living at or close to the poverty level, have taken concerns about their working conditions to the next level -- a strike. Many have said they are willing to forgo days of pay they describe as meager to raise awareness about low-income workers. And since Tuesday evening, an increasing number have taken to the picket lines, demanding action by both university administrators and the company they work for.  

March 3, 2006
Some experts fear debate over emerging technology workforce in Asia is based on poor analysis -- and may discourage American students.

March 3, 2006
Scholarly experts analyze (generally with favor) this year's nominees for best picture.

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