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September 29, 2005
Tulane University announced a plan Wednesday to start its spring semester -- on schedule -- on January 17, with an orientation before that for freshmen who never had their regular orientation this fall.

September 29, 2005
U. of Oregon ends policy that excluded white students from priority enrollment in certain courses.

September 28, 2005
Boston College has created a minor in Jewish studies this fall, one of the few such programs at a Roman Catholic college.

September 28, 2005
U. of Alabama unveiled two new networking Web sites -- and one is for parents.

September 28, 2005
At Michigan State, 9 unions have agreed to link their salary increases to the university's costs in paying for insurance.

September 28, 2005
Study finds that provision on prior convictions of college students withholds $150 million in Pell Grants and loans each year.

September 28, 2005
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill to provide more flexibility in campus-based aid programs at colleges that have been affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The bill would extend certain deadlines, allow colleges' need to be evaluated in light of the hurricanes, and allow for the distribution of additional funds to these institutions.

September 28, 2005
2 magazines sponsor election for the title of top public intellectual.

September 27, 2005
Tulane law school tells students they have no choice but to be in New Orleans in January, and some are not happy.

September 27, 2005
Criticism of chapter on pederasty leads scholarly press to drop book on same-sex love in Greco-Roman times.

September 27, 2005
Goucher will begin requiring all of its students to spend at least some time studying in another country.

September 27, 2005
Eight students at Utah State University were killed Monday, and three more were injured, when the van in which they were traveling crashed, The Standard-Examiner reported. Utah State officials said that the students were returning from a field trip.

September 27, 2005
Institutional culture and presidential leadership matter more than specific programs and policies, study finds.

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 26, 2005
An undercover police officer from the University of Central Florida, working to control underage drinking before a home football game, was shot and killed by an Orlando police officer Saturday, The Orlando Sentinel reported. A Central Florida student was also shot and injured.

September 26, 2005
Study suggests new ways of looking at issues of critical mass, location and preparing for college. 

September 26, 2005
Conservative campus publication admits that pieces contained offensive language.

September 26, 2005
Top departments criticized for admitting Ph.D. students and hiring faculty from narrow group of institutions.

September 26, 2005
North Dakota attorney general voids law dictating disproportional financial assistance for students at 4 institutions.

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

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