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

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.

May 25, 2005
A consortium of colleges is experimenting with a new way to provide benefits to retired academics.

May 25, 2005
The vote defies Bush, but margin is insufficient to withstand a promised veto.

May 25, 2005
Drinking to excess puts students at more risk of injury, Wake Forest researchers find.

May 24, 2005
Knight Commission seeks a cooperative rather than confrontational role, citing atmosphere of change within the NCAA.

May 24, 2005
American University is starting the Center for Social Media, in September. The center will conduct research and hold conferences on "public media."Dutchess Community College, in New York, has started an American Sign Language program with a special trilingual option for Spanish speakers.The University of the South is creating the School for Letters, starting in the summer of 2006, which will offer master's degrees in English and American literature, and an MFA in creative writing.

May 24, 2005
Once you've done real estate, casinos, an airline, and reality television, what's left? For Donald Trump, there's always higher education.On Monday Trump unveiled his own "university," which will sell CD-ROMs and offer online courses in real estate and business. No credit or degrees will be offered, although baseball caps and shirts with the university logo may be purchased ($21.95 for a cap, $39.95 for a golf shirt).

May 24, 2005
George Washington U. says faculty will benefit from a six-month delay in raises. Professors want to see their money now.

May 24, 2005
Georgia Supreme Court rules that a college's board didn't have the right to sever ties to a religious group.

May 24, 2005
He charged that Buffalo faculty members retaliated against him for his discrimination claims.

May 23, 2005
Increase for need-based aid outpaces increase for merit aid, which has become very popular in state legislatures.

May 23, 2005
DeVry University cut back faculty positions last week in a continuing effort to bolster profits amid decreasing enrollment. The for-profit institution said Wednesday that it had eliminated the jobs of 134 faculty members, both full-time and part-time. DeVry had already carried out two voluntary buyout programs earlier in the fiscal year. This most recent reduction, in which 29 faculty members voluntarily took a buyout, followed an evaluation of DeVry’s “campus-based instructional needs.”

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