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July 15, 2005
Appropriations panel backs plan to raise NIH spending by $1 billion but keep maximum Pell Grant at $4,050.

July 15, 2005
New research links increases in National Merit Scholarships to declines in low-income enrollments.

July 15, 2005
As they waited Thursday morning for the House of Representatives higher education subcommittee to vote on legislation to extend the Higher Education Act, lobbyists for for-profit and nonprofit colleges had strikingly different answers to the simple question "How are things going?"Bruce D. Leftwich, vice president for government relations at the Career College Association, responded with an enthusiastic "Great, great." David S. Baime, who plays the same role for the American Association of Community Colleges, offered an uncertain "I have no idea."

July 15, 2005
Accreditor lifts probation at commercial college that was subject of "60 Minutes" investigation.

July 15, 2005
A new study explores just how far the United States has fallen in educating scientists and engineers.

July 14, 2005
U. of California pulls out of national scholarship program in which PSAT scores alone determine the semifinalists.

July 14, 2005
Report documents advances by women in history departments -- and lingering impact of sexism, both overt and subtle, on careers.

July 14, 2005
As graduates leave the stage and head for the wide world, they often do so without health insurance.Some college health plans cover students for the summer after graduation. But, as recent graduates decide whether to travel, or take that first job, the clock on their coverage is ticking. In many cases, the coverage disappears as soon as they get their diploma. With a growing number of uncovered recent graduates, colleges and alumni associations are adopting various ways of offering health insurance. But these efforts are frequently limited by state regulations.

July 14, 2005
Debate is intense over for-profit colleges, but decisions on many issues are forestalled.

July 13, 2005
Anthropologist enrolls as a new student at her university, moves into a dorm and emerges a changed professor.

July 13, 2005
University concedes defeat in its bid to remove the word "Confederate" from the name on a building.

July 13, 2005
President faces a crowd of professors and graduate students angry over university's plan to end its TA union.

July 13, 2005
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the family of a student who died while using laughing gas have settled a suit filed by the family and charging MIT with ignoring drug abuse in its dormitories, according to an Associated Press report. The article said that MIT has agreed to create a fund to pay for additional orientation programs.A student at Benedictine University and a student at the College of DuPage have been charged with beating a University of Illinois at Chicago stud

July 12, 2005
Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee said Monday that they would propose legislation Wednesday that would prohibit the U.S. Education Department from creating a new "unit record" database because it would use "private, personally identifiable information" to track students' academic progress.

July 12, 2005
When colleges' financial gurus gather, companies use strategy and give-aways to hawk their wares. 

July 12, 2005
Some of the world's leading research universities plan a new cooperative venture in which they will share faculty members and students and build what its leaders call a "global partnership."Details about the arrangement are vague -- so vague, in fact, that officials at the two American institutions planning to be involved, Yale and the University of California at Berkeley, aren't ready to talk about it yet.

July 12, 2005
University of Memphis decides that its campus is no place for children.

July 12, 2005
Growing up in a moderate income area near San Diego, Arnold Cuenca had an interest in and aptitude for science in high school. But as he contemplated potential careers, he, like most of his peers, was encouraged to enter the military or take a job right out of high school -- paths most of his peers chose. His mom was a nurse, though, and that got him thinking about being a doctor."Other than my mom, I had nothing to encourage me to become a health professional -- I didn't know what medicine was," says Cuenca.

July 12, 2005
To encourage more doctorates, report suggests that the first place to look may be community colleges.

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