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July 14, 2005
U. of California pulls out of national scholarship program in which PSAT scores alone determine the semifinalists.

July 14, 2005
Report documents advances by women in history departments -- and lingering impact of sexism, both overt and subtle, on careers.

July 13, 2005
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the family of a student who died while using laughing gas have settled a suit filed by the family and charging MIT with ignoring drug abuse in its dormitories, according to an Associated Press report. The article said that MIT has agreed to create a fund to pay for additional orientation programs.A student at Benedictine University and a student at the College of DuPage have been charged with beating a University of Illinois at Chicago stud

July 13, 2005
President faces a crowd of professors and graduate students angry over university's plan to end its TA union.

July 13, 2005
Anthropologist enrolls as a new student at her university, moves into a dorm and emerges a changed professor.

July 13, 2005
University concedes defeat in its bid to remove the word "Confederate" from the name on a building.

July 12, 2005
To encourage more doctorates, report suggests that the first place to look may be community colleges.

July 12, 2005
Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee said Monday that they would propose legislation Wednesday that would prohibit the U.S. Education Department from creating a new "unit record" database because it would use "private, personally identifiable information" to track students' academic progress.

July 12, 2005
When colleges' financial gurus gather, companies use strategy and give-aways to hawk their wares. 

July 12, 2005
Some of the world's leading research universities plan a new cooperative venture in which they will share faculty members and students and build what its leaders call a "global partnership."Details about the arrangement are vague -- so vague, in fact, that officials at the two American institutions planning to be involved, Yale and the University of California at Berkeley, aren't ready to talk about it yet.

July 12, 2005
University of Memphis decides that its campus is no place for children.

July 12, 2005
Growing up in a moderate income area near San Diego, Arnold Cuenca had an interest in and aptitude for science in high school. But as he contemplated potential careers, he, like most of his peers, was encouraged to enter the military or take a job right out of high school -- paths most of his peers chose. His mom was a nurse, though, and that got him thinking about being a doctor."Other than my mom, I had nothing to encourage me to become a health professional -- I didn't know what medicine was," says Cuenca.

July 11, 2005
House GOP leaders and Bush administration agree to end 9.5% rate for some loans -- belatedly, Democrats say.

July 11, 2005
Colleges and universities in the Florida Panhandle and along the Gulf of Mexico coastal region planned to be shut down today because of Sunday's arrival of Hurricane Dennis.

July 11, 2005
American colleges with London programs resumed normal activities Friday, while offering security tips to students.

July 11, 2005
As financial markets improved, selective private colleges saw their cash and investments increase faster than their operating budgets in the 2004 fiscal year, reversing the pattern of the year before. But except at the very top tier of institutions, the colleges' debt rose even faster, as they poured money into expanding and renovating facilities, Standard & Poor's said in a report released this month.

July 11, 2005
Trustees acknowledge that their fight to stay independent is over and Georgia Baptist Convention will regain control.

July 11, 2005
Three private colleges that reduced charges dramatically share information on what worked -- and what didn't.

July 8, 2005
California's Legislature overwhelmingly approved budget legislation Thursday that would lift spending on education programs to their highest level ever and generally satisfy officials of the state's three college and university systems in 2005-6. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who reached an agreement with legislative leaders on a budget deal on Tuesday, is expected to sign the measure early next week.

July 8, 2005
Republican leader proposes giving borrowers a choice of fixed or variable interest rates, but plan offers few details.

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