Round 2 on Stem Cells

Senate debates 2 bills -- one that would relax federal restrictions and one backed by President Bush.

Visa Troubles

A research project is on hold and a speech canceled as an Iraqi professor's attempts to come to North America are stymied.

Improving Graduate Education

Panelists discuss a Council of Graduate Schools report on lost ground and how to boost competitiveness in teaching and research.

Filling the Void

Latest critique of education schools says poor preparation of researchers leaves key policy questions to interest groups.

Promotion Decision Questioned

Or not questioned enough? New Mexico professor decries inaction amid charges that a colleague misrepresented qualifications.

UC Faculty Nixes Tobacco Money Ban

U. of California Academic Senate votes to oppose a proposed regents policy restricting tobacco industry support for research.

So What Did You Learn in London?

International educators stress the need for more research on which characteristics of study abroad programs promote student learning.

New Front for Antiwar Movement

A $105 million defense contract at Stanford has galvanized some faculty members. Will students follow?

Whose Blood Is It, Anyway?

In victory for research universities, appeals court finds that research subjects do not have right to transfer their donations elsewhere.

Universities Get Relief on Bond Rules

New IRS guidelines ease limits on federally sponsored research that institutions can conduct in facilities built with tax-exempt bonds.


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