Bush fills postsecondary gap
President Bush is to nominate Sally Stroup as assistant secretary for postsecondary education, the leading policy-maker on higher-education issues. Ms Stroup is a former Republican Congressional aide with expertise in financial aid for students. She is currently chief Washington lobbyist for the University of Phoenix, the online for-profit university.
North American unions highlight pay inequity
Faculty unions in the United States and Canada have designated October 28-November 3 Campus Equity Week as part of an international campaign on poor pay and working conditions for part-time and non-tenure-track faculty.