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This Week in Higher Ed

•University of Colorado President Betsy Hoffman, battered by intense scrutiny of athletics and controversial professor Ward Churchill, said Monday she will resign to give the university a fresh start. (The Denver Post, 3/8/05)
•University of Colorado President Betsy Hoffman, battered by intense scrutiny of athletics and controversial professor Ward Churchill, said Monday she will resign to give the university a fresh start. (The Denver Post, 3/8/05)

• President George W. Bush, pushing for more flexibility in job-training programs, has said the federal government needs to support community colleges, because they are available and affordable to meet the needs of modern-day workers. Bush wants to provide $250 million to community colleges that design courses in partnership with the needs of local employers. (The Philadelphia Inquirer/Associated Press, 3/3/05)

•The number of African-Americans applying to Northern Kentucky University has increased by 19 percent from this time last year. Hoping to draw more minority students to NKU—where African-American students made up 4.7 percent of the student body last fall—the university expanded its target areas to include Columbus and Cleveland. (The Enquirer, 3/2/05)

•Phi Beta Kappa officials have rejected George Mason University's application to establish a chapter, citing concerns about academic freedom after the university withdrew a speaking offer to Michael Moore, the outspoken director of "Fahrenheit 9/11." (The Washington Post, 3/2/05)