- Quick Takes: Firebombs at 2 Santa Cruz Homes, Trustee Dates Administrator, Researcher Faces Deportation, Scrutiny of Stanford, Education Dept. Faulted, Texas Southern Loses Suit, Faculty Union Sues Over Raises, Bible College Feud, Turmoil in Newfoundland
- Quick Takes: Reactor Security Faulted, Students Prevent a Suicide, Open Access at Harvard?, Questions on Colorado Nominee, Newspapers Stolen, Key Leader for Academic Labor, Rightsizing at Talladega, Sudden Departure at Webster, President Loses Tenure
- Allegations of Misspent Financial Aid
- Martin Scorsese delivers the annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
- U. of Phoenix wins push for corrected numbers on veterans' enrollment at San Diego campus
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs exercised the nuclear option in its continuing dispute with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, opting out of its five-year, $75 million contract for Gulf War syndrome research after just two years. The V.A. cited "persistent noncompliance and numerous performance deficiencies" as reasons for canceling its agreement, several weeks after it issued a highly critical audit focused on one leading researcher at the U.T. center. Despite the audit's findings, the university issued a response expressing surprise at the agency's action and saying it "strongly" disagreed with its conclusions.
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