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May 11, 2005
The "preoccupation with money" is eroding the values of higher education, argues a new book: Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money, published in April by the University of Virginia Press. The authors -- James Engell and Anthony Dangerfield -- question the endowment obsession of presidents, the rating obsession of admissions officers, and the career obsession of students.

May 10, 2005
Career Education Corp.,  a for-profit higher education company facing numerous accusations of wrongdoing, issued a statement Monday in which it summarized the results of its investigations of the allegations.

May 10, 2005
Wayne State professors attack plan to break up college focused on disadvantaged and minority students.

May 10, 2005
Amid a controversial trustee election, the college clarifies its rules and wins praise from one-time critics.

May 10, 2005
Standard & Poor's predicts 2005 returns will be positive but lower than in 2004.

May 9, 2005
Case Western officials say this fall's freshman class is 61 percent larger than last fall's -- an unexpected but welcome boost to a growth plan.

May 9, 2005
The College of William & Mary has apologized for and rescinded the dismissal of one dormitory housekeeper and the placement on probation of another, reported the Hampton Roads Daily Press. The housekeepers were punished for talking to reporters about the recent suicides of two students. Their supervisor said that they were not allowed to talk to reporters, but Timothy J.

May 9, 2005
Educause's annual survey of chief information officers finds finance remains the big worry.

May 9, 2005
The university's Senate rejects a proposal urging an end to the three-decade boycott of military reserve program for students.

May 9, 2005
Next chancellor of Los Angeles Community College District has a growth agenda.

May 6, 2005
Colleges and states have made it easier to transfer academic credit from one college to another, House panel is told.

May 6, 2005
The average salary for a full-time faculty member at a community college is just over $52,134 this academic year, up from $50,998 a year ago.

May 6, 2005
A new for-profit player -- Whitney International U. -- has ambitions to operate all over the world, and to offer teacher education in the U.S.

May 6, 2005
An independent review says the company showed no 'bad faith' but recommends sweeping governance changes.

May 6, 2005
Darroch (Rocky) Young was named Wednesday as the next chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District, a nine-campus system, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Young, vice chancellor of the system, was previously the president of the system's Pierce College.Voters in Southwestern Michigan College's district on Tuesday rejected a tax increase that would have increased support for the two-year institution, The Kalamazoo Gazette

May 5, 2005
The soft drink maker -- and campuses that do business with it -- are the latest targets in the student 'corporate responsibility' movement.

May 5, 2005
Appeals court says university must pay -- if it wants to change controversial name of a dormitory.

May 5, 2005
Administrators agree to clarify a policy on intellectual property -- and faculty critics are pleased.

May 5, 2005
Asked to predict which institution would join Southern Methodist University in the pantheon of worst rules violators in the history of college sports -- becoming only the second recipient of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's so-called death penalty -- most observers would have guessed highly visible repeat wrongdoers like Auburn University or the University of Kentucky.

May 5, 2005
Elaine Showalter opens her new book on the academic novel by noting the theory that the novel generally took off because people wanted to read about people like themselves. So it's not surprising that Showalter, an emeritus professor of English at Princeton University, would consider the academic novel her favorite literary genre.

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