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June 2, 2005
New data document dramatic drop -- especially at public institutions -- in percentage of colleges that consider minority status in admissions.

June 2, 2005
The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Stout, Charles Sorensen, has reversed an earlier decision and said that he would welcome at Reserve Officers Training Corps unit on the campus. Sorensen earlier said that such a unit would violate the university's policies barring discrimination against gay people, but he reversed himself amid concern that barring ROTC violates federal laws and offends many state officials. Kevin P.

June 2, 2005
Professors say search committees too frequently doom minority candidates.

June 2, 2005
The U.S. Education Department released its annual potpourri of statistical data about the state of American education.

June 1, 2005
A new study shows the extent to which undergraduates are less likely to have any single institution that is alma mater.

June 1, 2005
Saint Anselm fires a male employee who became a woman, prompting a lawsuit charging gender bias by the religious institution.

June 1, 2005
Through eArmyU, the Army's online education program for soldiers, some 55,000 soldiers stationed in the Middle East are able to further their educations. Soldiers in Tikrit, Iraq didn't have that option, however, as the area -- known for its roadside bombings and other attacks -- was deemed too dangerous for the non-combat personnel who make eArmyU work on the ground. But now class is in session for about 100 Army National Guardsmen stationed at Forward Operating Base Speicher, in Tikrit.

June 1, 2005
Higher education backs efforts by municipalities to provide Internet access to all.

June 1, 2005
Full-time professors at Davenport University vote unanimously to end collective bargaining.

June 1, 2005
Interest rates on federally backed student loans will rise by nearly 1.93 percentage points as of July 1, the U.S. Education Department announced Tuesday.

May 31, 2005
U. of Richmond and Roosevelt U. take unusual steps -- one adopts a 27% increase, the other discounts to urge timely graduation.

May 31, 2005
Professors at U. of Oregon denounce plan to consider "cultural compentency" in tenure and promotion decisions.

May 31, 2005
Federal prosecutors charge major donor to Washington & Jefferson with fraud in connection with $500,000 contribution to the college. 

May 31, 2005
Hundreds of colleges received letters from Marsh Inc. this week informing them that they were eligible for some of the $850 million in funds that the company set aside to resolve an investigation into its business practices by the New York State attorney general's office.

May 31, 2005
As expected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has formally recommended that all freshmen living in dormitories be vaccinated for meningitis.

May 31, 2005
A "boot camp" may set a new record on how much admissions consultants are charging nervous applicants and their families.

May 27, 2005
Reversal of action against 2 Israeli universities follows an outcry in the UK and from many American academic groups.

May 27, 2005
Congressional measure focuses on professional sports, but mandates scrutiny of the NCAA, too.

May 27, 2005
Foundations and top universities want to promote subject-matter expertise -- and public trust.

May 27, 2005
New data show how faculty racial composition differs among sectors of colleges. On gender, data show equity at community colleges.

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