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October 18, 2005
At Rhode Island, students protest rules on off-campus conduct; at George Washington, students object to dorm searches.

October 18, 2005
Berkeley sued over Web site created by professors to help high school teachers.

October 18, 2005
A "fascinating" discussion ensues, but diverse viewpoints may make crafting cohesive national strategy a challenge.

October 18, 2005
Arizona State plans to do away with its “main” campus by giving each of its branches a unique identity.

October 17, 2005
A former trustee of financially troubled Compton Community College admitted in court Friday that he had diverted more than $1 million in public funds to himself and family members, The Los Angeles Times reported.

October 17, 2005
Rice contemplates minors that would expand offerings, and perhaps limit pressure on students to accumulate multiple majors.

October 17, 2005
Blue Mountain College announced last week that it would admit men to all of its programs, starting in January.The Mississippi college was founded in 1873 as a women's institution, but since 1956, it has admitted men as students if they are preparing for the ministry or are enrolled in non-degree programs. Blue Mountain is run by the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

October 17, 2005
President of Saint Louis U. used material for his opening homily from one last year by president of U. of San Francisco.

October 17, 2005
In buying WebCT, did course-management giant vanquish competition, or is open source the real competition?

October 14, 2005
An investigation by ABC News found that security is minimal at many nuclear reactors on college campuses. The report found guard booths that were not staffed and unlocked doors to key areas, among other security problems.

October 14, 2005
U.S. spends billions to educate growing number of students in technical fields, but problems remain, study finds.

October 14, 2005
In 1643, Harvard University received a gift of 100 pounds to support the education of a student who was "pious" but poor. And so American student aid was born well before the United States.

October 14, 2005
Regulations define who colleges and other federal contractors must count as a job "applicant."

October 14, 2005
California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo will start a new master of arts in history in the winter.

October 14, 2005
Marquette's provost tries new approach to encourage the hiring of more minority faculty members.

October 13, 2005
Combination of 2 leading e-learning platforms will dominate market, but some college officials fret about impact.

October 13, 2005
Group that issues national report card on higher education offers criteria that could be used.

October 13, 2005
The technology has transformed research, but U.S. needs more coordinated policy, report says.

October 13, 2005
The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded Thursday to Harold Pinter, "who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms."Levels of student debt worry 86 percent of college presidents, according to a survey published Wednesday on a new Web site, the Project on Student Debt, designed to focus attention on the growing reliance on loans to pay for higher education.

October 13, 2005
15 years ago, Penn State's women's hoops coach said she didn't want any on her team. A former player says she still acts that way.

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