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

May 27, 2005
Thousands of research and technical employees stage a one-day walkout.

May 27, 2005
Lawmakers at House hearing agree that industry and government programs should compete, but clash on most everything else.

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.

May 26, 2005
6 deaths in April prompt gathering of lawmakers and flurry of legislation aimed at encouraging (and challenging) colleges.

May 26, 2005
The College Board, facing criticism of a popular program, wants its courses to look more like the best intro courses at colleges.

May 26, 2005
Report finds that programs for minority Ph.D. students are so afraid of legal and political challenges that they are broadening their missions.

May 26, 2005
A new department chair's past writings set off a furor at Brooklyn College.

May 26, 2005
Half of all American medical schools would let companies that sponsor clinical drug trials draft journal articles based on the studies and two in five would allow sponsors to prohibit researchers from sharing data with third parties after the studies are completed, according to a survey by researchers at Harvard University's School of Public Health.

May 25, 2005
Student complaints about Muslim artifacts in a common area at U. of Michigan-Flint lead to changes

May 25, 2005
The Education Department isn't requiring much from colleges to carry out a new law.

May 25, 2005
New federal regulations allow some scholars from abroad to have visas for as long as five years.

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