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This Week in Higher Ed

•The University of Maryland has received a $12 million grant to create the nations fourth Homeland Security Center of Excellence. The research center will study how people become terrorists, what motivates them to strike and how communities cope with their threat. (The Washington Post, 1/10/05)

•State Sen. Steve Cohen has proposed a bill to boost Tennessees HOPE Lottery scholarships by $1,000 to $2,000 each. (The Tennessean, 1/9/05)
•The University of Maryland has received a $12 million grant to create the nation's fourth Homeland Security Center of Excellence. The research center will study how people become terrorists, what motivates them to strike and how communities cope with their threat. (The Washington Post, 1/10/05)

•State Sen. Steve Cohen has proposed a bill to boost Tennessee's HOPE Lottery scholarships by $1,000 to $2,000 each. (The Tennessean, 1/9/05)

•The University of Georgia is stepping up efforts to recruit African-American students. Plans include waiving fees and guaranteeing admission to qualified black students from Georgia high schools, creating an alumni program to mentor and recruit African-American students and placing advertisements in major newspapers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1/6/05)

•Representatives from 30 universities met in Nashville to complete a plan to “de-commercialize” Division I sports. This Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics may call for the NCAA to eliminate athletics scholarships, hold coaches publicly accountable for athletes' graduation rates and limiting competition to weekends. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1/6/05)

•Acting State Supreme Court Justice Peter Corning ruled that Wells College can enroll men next year for the first time in the school's 136-year history. Two students had challenged the school's decision. (Los Angeles Times/Associated Press, 12/17/04)