Research universities

Upping the Ante in Graduate Stipends

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Chicago announces expanded benefits for students in humanities and social sciences -- with goal of speeding Ph.D. completion.

Unusual Mix of Prayer and Politics

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Yale Divinity School students burn the Ten Commandments and Bill of Rights -- in prayer, not protest.

Pork Spending Drops Drastically

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Watchdog group says this year's dip in Congressional earmarks, a controversial funding source for research initiatives, was a fluke.

Are Public Universities Losing Ground?

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Data suggesting big edge in faculty research output at private institutions is questioned, but seen as emblematic of evidence yet to come.

Threats to Rare Resource for Humanists

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U. of Illinois grant program, which gives 200-plus professors awards up to $25,000 a year, could face the budget axe.

Christian College Grows Roots Abroad

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Russian-American Christian University shows both the promise and challenge of foreign expansion.

The Price of Disability

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Texas State agrees to reimburse student with cerebral palsy who only had access to a higher-cost dorm room.

A Case Study in Case Studies

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Brigham Young's Idaho campus plans to use Harvard Business School's famous curricular method to reform its own curriculum.

'The Power of Privilege'

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Conventional wisdom and plenty of books tell a story of how the post-World War II years saw a great shift take place in elite higher education: As a result of the G.I. Bill, the civil rights and women's movements, changing demographics, and some forward thinking academic leaders, you no longer needed to have the right ancestors and the right prep school to get into the top universities. Meritocracy emerged as a dominant force.

How Another University Coped

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Nearly 20 years ago, 35 Syracuse U. students died while aboard Pan Am Flight 103. The university is still responding.

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