Wednesday, January 25, 2006 U.S. U.S.: "Princeton University, the fourth- oldest U.S. university, plans to charge $42,200 a year for an undergraduate education amid increases in such costs as faculty salaries and efforts to attract minority and low-income students."

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

NJIT's SmartCampus project to create closer connections

NJIT's SmartCampus project to create closer connections: "The entire campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will soon be a laboratory for investigating innovative ways in which students can better connect with each other by using cell phones and other compact wireless communications devices."

Friday, January 13, 2006

CAP's ROTC advocacy died down in 1980s

An overview of Alito's involvement in Concerned Alumni of Princeton.

The Daily Princetonian - CAP's ROTC advocacy died down in 1980s: "Samuel Alito '72's membership in Concerned Alumni of Princeton (CAP) was the subject of fiery exchanges in this week's Senate hearings, during which the Supreme Court nominee maintained that he joined the group to promote the on-campus presence of ROTC."

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Kiplingers Best Values in Colleges

TCNJ, Rutgers, Ramapo, and Rowan are ranked in the new Kiplingers Best Values issue.


UMDNJ faulted for $16 million in no-bid pacts

UMDNJ faulted for $16 million in no-bid pacts: "The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey improperly awarded more than $16 million in contracts last year without competitive bidding, according to a new report on the school's finances.

But the nearly eight-month independent investigation found no evidence the public healthcare university handed out contracts as political favors."

Friday, January 06, 2006

Information Literacy for 11th Graders

Overwhelming Evidence: "They were juniors at Gill St. Bernards

School in Gladstone, NJ, and their projects were part of a rite of passage at the schoola six-week lesson in information handling required of all 11th graders. Guided by the private schools upper school librarians and science teachers, juniors select a course-related topic that interests them, analyze recent studies about it, and produce a paper that summarizes their research and conclusions."

NJ Public Librarian on the Patriot Act

Recorder Newspapers - The Randolph Reporter - 01/05/2006 - Librarians engage debate on Patriot Act: "Randolph Township Library’s Director, Anita Freeman, said on Friday that most libraries in New Jersey object to provisions of the Patriot Act that affect libraries. "

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Confusion reigns on university ethics rules

Confusion reigns on university ethics rules: "Under the state's new ethics rules, presidents and trustees at New Jersey's 31 public colleges and universities had until Jan. 1 to either stop doing business with their schools or resign.

As of yesterday, six college trustees had resigned. Another 30 (including the entire board of Atlantic Cape Community College) failed to fill out the conflict-of-interest disclosure forms required by the state.