Research universities

New Leader for University Group

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Robert Berdahl -- who led UC-Berkeley and UT-Austin -- will move into Washington role at Association of American Universities.

Gone, but Not Forgotten

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Senate scrutiny of Alito's ties to reactionary alumni group provokes reflection on Princeton's past and present.

New International Alliance

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10 leading universities worldwide -- including Berkeley and Yale from U.S. -- create partnership designed to move beyond typical exchanges.

Great Books and City Lights

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Tiny Shimer College plans to pick up and move to the Chicago campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Cornell Turns to Iowa (Again) for a President

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David Skorton says he hopes to emphasize undergraduate education and uniting university's campuses and programs.

The Post-Sputnik Era, Redux

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Bolstering U.S. competitiveness is not just the government's job, research university group says in new report.

Key Harvard Dean Will Leave Post

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William Kirby will return to teaching amid grumbling over curricular review and reported split with Summers.

The President Discovers Science

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In State of the Union address, Bush proposes doubling spending on basic research in physical sciences over a decade.

Much Hyped Tuition Plan Falls Flat

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Miami of Ohio said private-style approach would help state residents and low-income students. Now enrollments are falling.

Summers on the Ropes?

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Reports circulate that board members are considering whether Harvard needs a change at the top.

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