Federal policy

$400,000 Tab for Environmental Violations

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Justice Department and U. of Miami near settlement of charges that researchers released hazardous substances -- 50 years ago.

FBI Scrutiny of Aid Applications

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Federal authorities used forms submitted by students to look for terrorists, apparently not finding any.

Will Anyone Listen?

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Experience of past blue ribbon panels suggests reasons why Spellings panel may or may not have lasting impact.

Mississippi State Wants Them

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University creates new center to attract veterans as students -- and plans to travel the world to recruit them.

Turning Blue from College Costs

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A partisan pollster said that young voters think Democrats can better confront the college affordability crunch.

Scientific Remedies

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Experts agree that the U.S. is heading toward a potential crisis in research competitiveness -- and offer some solutions.

The Heat Is Turned Up

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Education Department panel blasts controversial accreditor of liberal education programs, restricting its authority for 6 months.

Anti-Lobbying Fever? Not in Higher Ed

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Colleges, associations, lenders and others reported spending $95 million to influence the federal government in 2005, IHE analysis shows.

Sustaining "Sputnik Moments"

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Foreign language study in the United States has had many a “Sputnik moment,” as H. Jay Siskin, a French instructor at Cabrillo College, in California, put it -- that is, a moment that reveals an economic or military weakness and has been used as a call to arms to strengthen, among other things, language education.

More Than a Rabble Rouser?

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Move by student loan borrower advocate to create a PAC sparks disagreement about founder's influence and tactics.

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