From today's UK papers

March 6, 2001

THE GUARDIAN

Geoffrey Alderman, vice-president of Touro College, New York asks whether British universities are slipping into a US litigation culture after Exeter University called in lawyers against the Teacher Training Agency over withdrawal of accreditation.

Many hopes rest on the marriage of two teachers' unions, the Association of University Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.

A  new report shows that thousands of part-time university staff are paid arbitrary, and often grossly unfair, wages.

Agricultural colleges are booming, but not providing courses that farming needs.

Malcolm Wicks, the minister for lifelong learning, says this government will solve the adult literacy problem.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have stopped the progressive loss of eyesight in animals with a disease similar to glaucoma, the main cause of blindness in adults.

THE TIMES

University lecturers are being asked to plug the teacher shortages in schools.

FINANCIAL TIMES

Scientists have welcomed the start that Labour has made in rebuilding Britain's research infrastructure.

MISCELLANY

Nearly 40,000 new university places went unfilled last year despite government efforts to attract students. ( Independent, Guardian )

Television is the only mid-life recreation positively linked to developing Alzheimer's disease, says a report from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the University Hospitals of Cleveland. ( Daily Telegraph, Times )

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