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February 7, 2006

President’s R&D budget boosts NSF and energy research, but NIH and other agencies tread water.

February 7, 2006

Administration again goes after programs preparing low-income students for college -- leaving educators puzzled and angry.

February 7, 2006

Bush budget would keep most student aid and other college programs at 2006 levels – except for those it would kill.

February 6, 2006

2 years after supposed breakthrough, concerns mount at U. of Alabama over racial segregation at sororities and fraternities.

February 6, 2006

Black graduate students charge that they are recruited -- and then discouraged from going for doctorates.

February 6, 2006

The meetings of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education tend to make one's head hurt. That's not a commentary on the quality of the ideas expressed (which, as for any committee of its type, run the gamut) but of their volume. With 20 commissioners and panel after panel of guest speakers offering their own views and recommendations and pet concerns, it sometimes seems as if the commission could spread itself too thin, or collapse under its own weight, by taking on too many issues in a scattershot way.

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