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March 24, 2005
Makers of video games often boast about their authenticity, and EA Sports, which makes several best-selling games, is no different. Its three-year-old college basketball game, NCAA March Madness, features university fight songs, the ability to replay classic college matchups from the past, and players who look and play like real college players (though NCAA amateurism rules bar commercial use of players' names). The (mostly) young people who play the game "coach" their favorite National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I team through a season or longer.

March 23, 2005
Temple University announced Tuesday that John Chaney would return as its men's basketball coach next season, even though the coach was roundly condemned for ordering one of his players onto the court to aggressively foul opponents. Many commentators had urged Temple to fire Chaney, but President David Adamany said that the coach's five-game suspension would suffice.

March 23, 2005
Education Department's policy shift on measuring female athletes' interests draws praise, rebuke and talk of a lawsuit.

March 23, 2005
With $1 million each, professors supported by unusually lucrative grants are changing undergraduate education at research universities.

March 23, 2005
The Education Department has released a plan that would create a national database of student records -- with students identified by Social Security numbers.

March 22, 2005
2 studies from the NSF offer a detailed portrait of graduate enrollments in the sciences and how colleges fared in federal spending on science and engineering.

March 22, 2005
The Bush administration -- without fanfare -- makes it easier for college sports programs to comply with Title IX.

March 22, 2005
A racist Web site that has targeted Jewish law professors at UCLA is now focusing on faculty members at many institutions.

March 22, 2005
Students' weeklong protest over fair wages for janitors heads threatens to escalate Tuesday.

March 22, 2005
An unusual accrediting dispute could lead to significant changes in how colleges are evaluated.

March 21, 2005
U. of California, which helped prompt changes to the SAT, now questions dependence on PSAT in awarding National Merit Scholarships.

March 21, 2005
After a week of lobbying failed to win over skeptical lawmakers, the University of Maine System on Friday postponed a plan to fold the University of Maine at Augusta into the University of Southern Maine. In exchange, the merger's leading opponents in the legislature said they would let the system carry out the rest of its strategic plan.

March 21, 2005
New data show just how unequally child-care responsibilities fall on male and female professors.

March 21, 2005
Some scholars are organizing alternative locations for sessions at a major philosophy meeting, to honor a labor union request.

March 21, 2005
Students at a community college in Los Angeles want to know why a division of Playboy was allowed to shoot a video on their institution's baseball field. The answer? $5,000.

March 21, 2005
Private colleges have more space per student than public colleges, according to an inventory prepared by the Society for College and University Planning. The study is based on data from more than 200 colleges of various types.The U.S. patent and trademark office released its annual ranking of the top 10 universities in patents. For 2004, as in 2003, the University of California led the list.

March 18, 2005
The new economic market in higher education may lead one liberal arts college to sell its adult education programs to another.

March 18, 2005
House and Senate budget resolutions set differing directions, promising a showdown that could affect education programs.

March 18, 2005
The American College Health Association recommended Thursday that colleges vaccinate all freshmen living in dormitories for meningococcal meningitis, following a similar recommendation last month by a panel of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

March 18, 2005
A publisher announces suits over sales of special text guides -- with test answers -- that are available only to professors, but being sold online by students.

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