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This Week in Higher Ed

•Last fall, Duke handed out iPods to all 1,600 incoming first-year students. For next year, the school plans to hand out devices only to students who enroll in classes that use the iPod as part of the curriculum. (CNET.com, 4/7/05)

•A natural gas explosion in a boiler room sent flames shooting through a Northeastern University dormitory, injuring seven people and severely damaging the six-story brick building. (Los Angeles Times, 4/7/05)
•Last fall, Duke handed out iPods to all 1,600 incoming first-year students. For next year, the school plans to hand out devices only to students who enroll in classes that use the iPod as part of the curriculum. (CNET.com, 4/7/05)

•A natural gas explosion in a boiler room sent flames shooting through a Northeastern University dormitory, injuring seven people and severely damaging the six-story brick building. (Los Angeles Times, 4/7/05)

•Under mounting pressure from student activists, Harvard University announced it will sell an estimated $4.4 million stake in PetroChina, whose parent company is closely tied to the Sudanese government, accused by the United States of waging a genocidal campaign to suppress rebels in Darfur. (The Boston Globe, 4/6/05)
•According to two studies released by the National Center for Education Statistics, 57 percent of colleges and universities had high school students enrolled in college courses in the 2002-03 school year. Most of those students were in dual enrollment. (ABC News/Associated Press, 4/6/05)