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July 18, 2005

The curtain did not fall silently on the Devil. But rather to a chorus of "I am offended." In fact, the shouts by a group of Washington State University students pervaded the final performance in April of The Passion of the Musical -- a show that has become the subject of a free speech dispute months after its short run.

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.


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