Research universities

Division at RPI

President Shirley Ann Jackson -- a national leader on science -- angers professors and students and barely wins no confidence vote.

Bad Connection at U. of Michigan

Did the university U. of Michigan dial the wrong number when it prematurely announced anti-fraud hotline?

A Meeting of Humanistic Minds

Session on state of the humanities emphasizes solutions and humor over hand wringing.

Unfair Dismissals Found

Reviews by AAUP question treatment of professors at Greenville College and New Mexico Highlands University.

The Technology Mosaic

Harvard announces plan to create engineering school as Stanford and others join push toward interdisciplinary work.

Closed Doors

Study documents the increasing difficulty of transferring to elite private institutions from community colleges.

Suicide of a Chancellor

Denice Denton -- a leader among women in science, under fire as head of Santa Cruz -- killed after jump from high-rise building.

A 'Rainbow' Approach to Admissions


Like research universities all over the country, Tufts University asks applicants to submit their high school grades, various test scores, letters of recommendation, as well as the predictable essays about significant life experiences and so forth.

Harvard Rethinks Science

Faculty panel unveils plan that would change how professors are hired -- and how both undergrads and graduate students are taught.

Free For All

With expanded federal funding for embryonic stem cell research off the table, institutions are finding their own way.


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