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March 17, 2006
Senate backs $7 billion increase in funds available for education and health spending -- mainly to undo previous cuts.

March 17, 2006
Coalition opposed to Academic Bill of Rights discusses its plans.

March 17, 2006
The University of Washington has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit in which faculty members charged that the institution illegally skipped pay raises in 2002-3, even for professors receiving good performance reviews. A fund of more than $17 million will be used for the pay raises and interest for eligible professors, and for legal fees.

March 16, 2006
New Web site raises uncomfortable questions about which institutions enroll those with the most financial need.

March 16, 2006
Voters in Phoenix on Tuesday approved a plan to issue $223 million in bonds to finance a new Arizona State University campus in the city. While voters in localities regularly hold bond votes for community colleges, Arizona State officials believe that the move is unprecedented for a state university.

March 16, 2006
NCAA list of 100 college athletes who most affected society is likely to spark debate.

March 16, 2006
New scoring problems revive old arguments against standardized testing.

March 16, 2006
As one animal rights group seeks university research records in Mississippi, an Ohio court turns away a similar challenge.

March 16, 2006
Academics tell lawmakers that quality of undergraduate teaching is crucial to the pipeline.

March 15, 2006
Student affairs specialists promote ideas for helping a diverse population succeed.

March 15, 2006
The Educational Testing Service has agreed to pay $11.1 million to settle a class action suit over errors in its primary teacher-licensing test, The New York Times reported. The funds will be used to compensate teachers who lost jobs or some wages because of their incorrect test scores.

March 15, 2006
Senate to consider $7 billion increase for education and health programs after rejecting bid to add $6.3 billion for Pell and voc ed.

March 15, 2006
Group discussion, long part of humanities courses, is on the rise in science classrooms -- even in large classes.

March 15, 2006
College group's media campaign -- filled with comical moments -- aims to make the case for significance of higher education.

March 14, 2006
National hazing study sheds new light on extent of the problem -- which goes beyond Greek groups.

March 14, 2006
Colleges increasingly offer programs that let parents stay in touch with what’s happening on their child’s campus.

March 14, 2006
Sallie Mae announced Monday that the company would pick up the newly required 1 percent defult fee for loans issued on its behalf or backed by its units USA Funds or NELA. The new fee was required by Congress and has been criticized as passing on additional costs to students. Sallie Mae estimated that its action would result in savings for 2 million borrowers.The Academic Senate of the University of California has voted to removed Clifford Brunk as its leader.

March 14, 2006
College officials consider how to promote civility to students reared on "South Park," not Miss Manners.

March 14, 2006
It’s tourney time. March Madness. The big dance. Thousands of college students will muster energy never before seen in lecture halls to cheer one of 65 college basketball teams to the national championship.Television rights to the tournament account for 90 percent of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s annual revenue. A national outplacement consulting firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, estimates that businesses will lose $237 million a day as people follow the tournament during working hours.

March 14, 2006
Many Rust Belt states see students migrating out, generally to the Sun Belt, federal study finds. Should policy makers care?

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