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This Week in Higher Ed

•Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is calling for health care benefits for the same-sex partners of faculty to be included in the tentative contract for professors at the states 14 public universities. However, these benefits cannot take effect unless they are offered to all state employees. Temple University became Pennsylvanias first public university to offer benefits to same-sex partners of employees in February 2003. (The Morning Call)
•Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is calling for health care benefits for the same-sex partners of faculty to be included in the tentative contract for professors at the state's 14 public universities. However, these benefits cannot take effect unless they are offered to all state employees. Temple University became Pennsylvania's first public university to offer benefits to same-sex partners of employees in February 2003. (The Morning Call)

•Harvard University is allowing two female undergraduates to launch a journal, H Bomb, featuring erotic writing and nude photography. (The Boston Globe)

•With a multibillion-dollar state shortfall staring them in the face, New Jersey college presidents aren't asking for a funding boost. They're pushing for a state bond issue worth $2 billion. The bond issue would be placed on the November ballot for voter approval. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/13/04)

•Utah legislators are considering a bill that would make college remedial courses student-funded, rather than state-funded—a change that could save the state about $3 million. They also are debating raising graduate school tuition. (Deseret Morning News, 2/12/04)