French Plan Would Overhaul Universities

The new French government has published its plans for overhauling the country's ailing public university system, promising greater autonomy to universities but stopping short of allowing institutions more control over undergraduate admissions.

The draft law, "For a New University," was made public in June and is now due to be presented to the Council of Ministers in early July, after President Nicolas Sarkozy postponed its initial introduction because of strong opposition to some of