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February 27, 2008
One historically black college takes a first step toward changing its longstanding admissions policy, while another's president makes reference to a similar goal.
February 27, 2008
She appeared for the final time before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to defend President Bush's final education budget. And as farewell receptions go, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings' wasn't particularly warm. "I don't know what you guys are smoking over there," said Rep. Dennis Rehberg of Montana.
February 26, 2008
Authors of "Basketball and Philosophy" expound on what makes the sport ripe for analytical discussion, and what to make of Indiana University's coaching turmoil.
February 22, 2008
Fallout continues from a plagiarism saga at Ohio University that has clouded the reputation of the university's engineering college. Earlier this month, Roderick J. McDavis, Ohio's president, for the first time in the institution's history rescinded the title of "distinguished professor," a high academic honor that had been given to engineering professor Jay S. Gunasekera years earlier for his research, teaching and service.
February 21, 2008
A panel of college leaders and outside experts responds to, among other topics, recent financial aid initiatives by elite private institutions.
February 20, 2008
Does a history of dealing with athletics give a college leader an advantage when scandal erupts? Or is it always trial by fire?
February 19, 2008
Colleges grapple with ways to offer students cheaper options, but research suggests problems with some methods.
February 18, 2008
When it comes to media coverage, not all cases of college violence are treated equally -- as location, class and even race can factor in.
February 14, 2008
The former president shares plans for a "global issues" conference at Tulane University.
February 11, 2008
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, in Minnesota, use their own version of the cohort model to recruit and retain underrepresented students.

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