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February 6, 2008
Leaders of business and legal higher ed associations make the pitch to private college presidents that it's time to review -- and in some cases create -- policies.
February 5, 2008
In an address to fellow presidents about the future of higher education, MIT's leader says "our story isn’t well understood by Congress or the public."
February 1, 2008
A sampling of global warming "teach-in" day events features faculty panels, classroom discussions and environmental demonstrations.
January 31, 2008
In material sent to prospective freshmen, Miami University tells students to prepare for two years of living in the dorms. That hasn't always been the case at the Ohio public institution. Typically, more than 30 percent of students choose to live off campus after their first year.On the whole, students in that category perform worse in the classroom and are less involved in co-curricular activities than their on-campus sophomore counterparts are, according to Susan Mosley-Howard, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
January 30, 2008
In hope of reducing waste, some college dining halls experiment by eliminating trays.
January 28, 2008
Poor Alice. She's pulled in different directions and doesn't know what will get her to Tenureland. As described by Cathy Trower, director and research associate at the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, fictional Alice's predicament mirrors that of many professors who embrace interdisciplinary research but find trouble parlaying that into career advancement.
January 25, 2008
Students are behind many large-scale environmental efforts on their campuses, but are they willing to make small sacrifices in their everyday lives?
January 23, 2008
Texas-Brownsville refuses to let federal government prepare to build a fence that would separate parts of its campus.
January 22, 2008
Online technology that tracks students' Facebook and MySpace pages for potentially harmful language gets a mixed reaction from college officials.
January 17, 2008
At colleges, support for the green movement tends to come in the form of construction, pledges, investments and the like. Starting this month, you can add to that list "teach-ins."


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