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Mo. College Debates Balance Of Academia, Budget

The new president of the University of Missouri — who came from the world of business — decided to close the university's press rather than make up a shortfall in its $400,000 a year budget. That has sparked a protest movement in the academic world, which is worried about the incursion of corporate values into academia. There is special concern about what the closing may mean for academic research into the work of Langston Hughes. The collected work of Hughes is published by the University of Missouri press.
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Maryland School for the Blind Students Prepare for Independence

Students at the Maryland School for the Blind are getting an important taste of independence through the school's new Independent Living Home.

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Folklife Festival Begins On National Mall

The 46th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival kicks off today on the National Mall, featuring delicious food, loads of educational opportunities, and tonight, a performance by George Clinton.

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The University Of Virginia Reverses Course

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors unanimously reinstated President Teresa Sullivan yesterday, two weeks after the same governing body demanded her resignation.

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Kids And Young Adult Summer Reading

We get the scoop on books that will keep kids and teens turning pages all summer long.

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UVa Board Reverses Itself, Reinstates President

The governing board at the University of Virginia voted unanimously to reinstate President Teresa Sullivan on Tuesday. Virginia's governor ordered the board to make a final decision on whether to keep Sullivan following more than two weeks of turmoil after several board members worked behind the scenes to oust the popular chief executive. Students and faculty called Sullivan's dismissal a coup and said the board was pushing too fast to make major changes at the university.
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BCS Presidents Approve Football Playoff System

College football will have a four-team playoff starting in 2014. A committee of university presidents announced an agreement on a new post-season regime Tuesday.
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Using Prescription Medication For An Academic Edge

A growing number of high school and college students are using ADHD drugs to gain an academic edge: Adderall abuse and what's being done to address it.

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