This week's issue has quite a good and long story on the Texas legal action, and the Danzig connection. It is at http://chronicle.com/weekly/v48/i13/13a02902.htm (but not, alas, in their "free" section). A few quotes from the long story. (My guess is that the promptness and length and tone of the story had something to do with the MIGS attempt to "hijack" the Chronicle site, as noted in another thread here. Headline: Texas Fines Distance-Learning Institution as Diploma Mill The Texas Commissioner for Higher Education "asked Degree.com to stop calling itself a university, cease offering degrees, and stop granting credits to be applied toward degrees. He told the institution to inform graduates, students, and applicants that Degree.com has no degree-granting authority. He also asked the institution to rescind degrees already awarded to students and to refund their tuition." "The Monterrey Institute of Graduate Studies is frequently mentioned in colorful and sometimes scathing terms in online discussion groups about diploma mills. One such posting led to a lawsuit that resulted in an investigation of the institution by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which, in turn, led to last week's fine." "Degree.com is managed by Ox-bridge Limited Partnership, which lists William H. Danzig, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as its general partner, according to documents filed with the Florida and Nevada state governments. Distance-education experts who have tracked the institution's history say its behind-the-scenes operator was once Sheila Danzig, Mr. Danzig's wife. The Danzigs' Web site (http://www.danzig.com) offers links to various get-rich-quick schemes, as well as to a site that promises to teach users how to dance the Macarena..."